The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, on Thursday, May 19, reminded members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that people like Atiku Abubakar betrayed the party in 2015.
Wike while with party delegates and leaders in Ibadan, Oyo state capital city said the presidential aspirants who betrayed the party do not deserve to hold the PDP presidential ticket for the 2023 election.
Nyesom Wike, Atiku Abubakar, Bukola Saraki, PDP, 2023 presidential election
Governor has called on PDP delegates and leaders in Oyo state to be wary of betrayals. Photo: Rivers State Government
The Nation reports that the governor alleged that these members parading themselves as presidential aspirants ahead of the election next year caused disunity in the PDP in 2015.
He reminded the Oyo leaders and delegates that the said aspirants formed the new-PDP and sold out the party’s goodwill and electoral opportunities.
“The issue is, who are those who made PDP lose the election in 2015 that today we are suffering? Today, we are in opposition and trying to take power back.
“But see what the country has been turned into. Who are those who told Nigerians that President Buhari is a saint, that President Buhari will salvage Nigeria. What is their sense of judgment?”
“Who are those aspirants who abandoned PDP, betrayed PDP and went to support President Buhari?”
The Punch added that Wike warned that some of the current presidential aspirants in the PDP are responsible for bringing President Muhammadu Buhari to power.
“Now we are suffering. People are dying every day. From January to March in Kaduna, over 1000 people have been killed. So many people have been kidnapped.”
He also called on the electorate at all levels to be more concerned about the kind of people they want to entrust the leadership of the country into their hands.
Governor Wike reveals how his political career was saved by influential Rivers judge in 2004
Governor Wike of Rivers state had on Sunday, May 15, expressed his gratitude to Justice Mary Odili.
The governor said the retired Supreme Court of Nigeria Justice saved his political career when some unnamed individuals ganged up against him.
According to Wike, Justice Odili intervened in his matter through her husband, Peter, who was the Rivers state governor at the time.