Despite the meeting in London with Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governor, Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Monday gave a hint that all were still not well, saying nothing has happened yet but “something will happen” soon.
The aggrieved PDP ex-presidential aspirant said this when he spoke during the flag-off of Eneka Internal Roads in the Obio-Akpor area of Rivers State.
He stressed that he will do what is right, no matter the “gang up” or blackmail, noting that nobody can threaten him.
Wike said, “Anybody who knows me knows that once I have made up my mind and I believe that what I am doing is right, if you like, let the whole people team up, as far as my conscience is clear, I will do what is right at all times; It doesn’t matter any gang up.
“All of us should be calm; you’ve heard what is happening in PDP. Nothing has happened yet but by the grace of God; something will happen.”
Wike has been with the selection of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State as Atiku’s running mate, after he lost the presidential ticket to the former vice president.
Recall that on Thursday in London, Wike had met with Labour Party’s (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi and Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and also former president Olusegun Obasanjo.
On arrival back from London on Friday, the Rivers governor had said that what was ongoing (consultations) was beyond party politics – that they are looking for solutions to save Nigeria.
If that was unassuring to Atiku’s camp, today’s comments by Wike are are unsettling.
PDP bigwigs are struggling to reconcile Atiku with Wike after the fallout of the party’s presidential primary, which was overshadowed by allegations of vote buying in US dollars.