Comments has continued to trail the social media in reaction to a defection Video Clip of Governor Nyesom Wike making the rounds
This is coming barely after viral reports that a PDP committee had recommended Governor Wike as the running mate of the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. An outcome many social media users have called a bad idea.
Some believe if both men win the election, they will be too busy fighting each other to develop the country. Others say the governor will function better as a campaign Director-General.
However, some Port Harcourt residents who spoke to our Correspondent disagreed saying Governor Wike has the capacity to occupy the vice-presidential position and develop the country if his party wins the election.
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Wike speaking on the Viral video in an interview gave conditions to the ruling All Progressive Congress APC before he can dump the main Opposition Party PDP
He Said “I am leaving PDP to join APC if you are willing to do those things PDP couldn’t do for me.
What I mean for me is for my people.
Are you willing to do them?
If yes you are willing to do them, can you announce it to the public? Let them be notified that this is the reason I am leaving because you promised to come to our rescue.
“if I am to leave PDP the senators, House of Representatives and House of Assembly will go with me because it is for the interest of the state and region.
“if I go on my own to see how I will be protected and politically relevant then I am trying to show my inadequacies.
Meanwhile, The main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has dismissed speculations that its Selection Committee has settled for Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike as the party’s vice-presidential candidate.
Speaking on the development in Abuja, Wednesday, the National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, said reports in the media that the PDP has picked Wike could only be in the realm of rumour.
He said the National Working Committee is currently looking into the matter and consulting, in order to consider the best vice presidential candidate for the party in the 2023 elections.
“We have a process as a party, because we are organic. We follow through the processes. We recognize the importance of participatory democracy, ensuring that every stakeholder and organ of the party is involved in our decision-making process,”
“This is the beginning of the process, consideration and advisory body need to get to the level where, in consultation with the presidential candidate, they will deliberate on who is most suitable. That process is ongoing, so any report of a particular candidate at this point is probably premature,” he said.