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Wike: ”PDP presidential primary was fraudulently organised”



Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has recalled how the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primary that produced Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as the party’s presidential flag-bearer for the 2023 election, was “fraudulently organised”.

CITYNEWS NIGERIA reports that Governor Wike made the remarks when the Senior Vice Chairman/Editor-in-Chief, Azu Ishiekwene led a delegation of the management of Leadership Newspaper Group Limited to the Government House, Port Harcourt on Monday to present a nomination letter of award to him as the “Politician of the Year 2022.”

Also, the delegation of Sun Newspaper Publishing Limited was led by the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief, Onuohia Ukah, presented a letter of nomination of award of “Courage in Leadership 2022”

Governor Wike said the organisers of the PDP primary election last May allowed an aspirant to return to the podium to do campaign when voting process had started. According to him, if the aspirant was allowed to make announcement that he was stepping down, there won’t have been problem, but rather instructed delegates who to vote.

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These were the same people, he stressed, frustrated the recommendation for zoning of PDP presidential ticket.

He stated no amount of blackmail can deter him from standing for the truth, based on equity, fairness and justice, that the national chairmanship of the PDP should be filled by a southerner.

Governor Wike challenged anybody to point to any benefit, in terms of projects, that Rivers State has got for its support to the PDP since 1999.

According to Governor Wike, let those who say they have capability to effect a national change when elected, first demonstrate such ability within the party.

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The governor explained how he is not those politicians who run around party candidates to get relevance, because it is ones contribution in the state and not Abuja that gives such relevance.

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