I am not aware Atiku is contesting 2023 presidency – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike on Friday said he is not aware that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar wants to vie for the presidency in 2023. 

Wike made the assertion while speaking as a guest on the Africa Independent Television’s Programme, Focus Nigeria in Port Harcourt on Friday.

He said he was not aware of Atiku’s move because the PDP has not yet zoned the presidency.

Wike also said the resolution of the internal crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has allayed his initial fear of possible implosion in the party.

He noted that the convivial manner in which PDP governors and Board of Trustee members resolved the crisis has given Nigerians hope that the party is prepared to takeover the realm of power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2023.

The governor explained that it was not uncommon for a political party to experience internal squabble  in view of the forthcoming poll and varying interests, but commended PDP governors for coming together to speak  with one voice to end the differences.

“I use to be afraid of possibility of an implosion and that could have  been the end of the party. But what I saw on Monday gave me a lot of confidence for the first time. I have never seen that happen, the way the governors came together and spoke in a convivial manner with no dissenting view. I was impressed.”

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