Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike on Monday said the inability of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to win the 2023 election was a direct consequence of ignoring the warnings of the G5 governors of the PDP.
Bellnewsonline.com reports that Wike stated that it is too early in the day for people to begin to forget that the eventual fate that befell PDP was avoidable if the national leadership of the party had heeded the several appeals and demands on them to adopt the principle of equity, fairness and justice as they approached the presidential election.
Speaking at Okomoko Community Field while inaugurating the Chokocho-Igbodo Road in Etche Local Government Area, Governor Wike said it is now settled that the presidency has returned to the South because the north is completing its 8 years at the presidency.
He said: “Our constitution says in section 7: 3c that there shall be rotation of public offices; of appointive and elective. You took the chairmanship of the party. You took the presidential candidate slot of the party and we came to you, saying this is against the spirit of our constitution.
“Give us back the chairmanship, you said no, that you must have it all because you have won. I said be careful then, and nobody wants to remember all those things when we were shouting.”