Wike, Atiku

Atiku: Honour your promise, APC chieftain tells Wike

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State, Chief Chukwuemeka Eze, has called on Governor Nyesom Wike to honour the promise he made to Nigerians during the Peoples Democratic Party presidential primaries in Abuja to support whoever emerges.

Eze, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, recalled that Wike had promised to support anyone who eventually emerges candidate of the PDP for the 2023 elections.

According to him, Governor Wike had said so without duress to show his loyalty and commitment to the umbrella party to win the 2023 presidential election.

He, against the backdrop of Wike’s recent threat to expose some recent happenings in the PDP, after the PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar’s interview on a national television.

Eze, an ally to the former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said such threat does not hold water and only presented the Governor and his cohorts as mere busybodies, saying nothing under the sun was apparently new about the PDP and Atiku Abubakar.

He said, “Is he (Wike) going to tell us that he never wasted Rivers State funds in the wild goose chase of the PDP Presidential ticket in which he was thoroughly defeated?

“Or is he going to tell us that he never mobilised to be appointed as the Vice Presidential Candidate of the PDP? Or is Wike going to tell us that he never vowed to support whoever emerged as the PDP presidential flagbearer?

“In case he has forgotten, he should listen to the video containing his speech where he thundered and vowed that he would support, ‘to the fullest’, anybody who emerges PDP flagbearer.

“I have counseled Wike to pipe down and accept his fate as his past deeds and unwarranted and unguided utterances were the major factors that worked against him in not clinching the PDP presidential ticket or becoming the vice presidential candidate to the PDP presidential flagbearer.”