Rivers Gov. Wike Frustrated Efforts To Micro-Zone Presidency To South-East – Atiku Spokesman

Date: 24-09-2022 6:56 am (2 months ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
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The spokesman of the Atiku Campaign Organisation, Daniel Bwala, has accused Governor Nyesom Wike of frustrating efforts by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to micro-zone its presidential ticket to the southeast.

Bwala made the comment on Friday, hours after the Rivers State leader briefed the press where he opened up on the crisis rocking the PDP since its presidential primary election in May.

“The whole gamut of power zoning here or there started with Governor Wike. He virtually had everything he wanted. He brought this chairman (Ayu). When a discussion was being done in the party that power should be zoned, I recall very well, Atiku was inclined that it should be zoned to either southeast or northeast – these are the two geo-political zones that have not benefited,” Bwala said on ChannelsTV.

“Then, he (Wike) said if it was ever zoned to the southeast, he was not going to run. The movement then was that it should be micro-zoned to the southeast – among stakeholders from the region. He (Wike) frustrated it because he was interested.”

He claimed that the move also led to the departure of the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi from the main opposition party.

“He (Wike) influenced the emergence of leaders that sat in committees – whether committees for party positions or elective office. At his behest, a recommendation was made that it should be thrown open evidently because he is not from the southeast,” the spokesman added.

“That led to the departure of Peter Obi. If the zoning thing was followed, Peter Obi or probably the former SGF (Ayim Pius) would have emerged as the presidential candidate of the party.”

Bwala, however, believes that despite the wranglings in the PDP, his principal’s quest to “unify” Nigeria won’t change if elected as president.

“The last politician I can look at and say he is discriminatory is Atiku Abubakar,” he maintained.


Posted: at 24-09-2022 06:56 AM (2 months ago) | Hero
- alexidwayne at 24-09-2022 07:24 AM (2 months ago)
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Story!!!
Posted: at 24-09-2022 07:24 AM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Jiiitk4 at 24-09-2022 10:49 AM (2 months ago)
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Really? And you  didn't  come out  to tell the easterners that wike did that.  We hope Wike will also go ahead to frustrate  Atiku's bid to be president.
Posted: at 24-09-2022 10:49 AM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gogoman at 24-09-2022 02:24 PM (2 months ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 24-09-2022 02:24 PM (2 months ago) | Grande Master
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- Boi2Man at 24-09-2022 04:49 PM (2 months ago)
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Quoting you sir “ The last politician I can look at and say he is discriminatory is Atiku Abubakar,” he maintained.”  Oga we don’t need someone to divide us more. We already divided enough along religious, political, social and cultural lines.
Posted: at 24-09-2022 04:49 PM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kima77same at 24-09-2022 08:33 PM (2 months ago)
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"DON'T FORGET THAT POLITICIANS ARE SMART LIARS?
...WHY DIDN'T HE SPEAK, IMMEDIATELY PETER OBI LEFT PDP?
Posted: at 24-09-2022 08:33 PM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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