The spokesman of the Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) Daniel Bwala has claimed that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State “chased” the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi, Governor Dave Umahi, and others out of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Bwala said this on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Wednesday, boasting that Wike’s non-support won’t affect Atiku’s chances of winning next year’s election.
According to him, Atiku is committed to uniting Nigeria despite the disunity in the party.
The Atiku spokesman said, “Our party is poised to win the election. Wike’s non-participation would affect a little bit of the margin. So, if we are supposed to win with nine million votes or eight million votes, that may reduce to six million votes or something like that.
“But this victory is destined by God and I can tell you that there can be conspiracy and collaboration or anything. We know the Electoral Amendment Act and what it brings. We saw it in Osun where some members of our party even worked against the party in that state.
“But what happened? The ‘Dancing Senator’ (Ademola Adeleke) danced his way to victory because the people spoke and their voices were held. This is how we are going to be looking at this election because the bigger picture is what we are looking at. Have you not seen the multi-dimensional poverty index?”
Governor Wike and other members of the G-5 insist that PDP national chairman Iyorchia Ayu must step down to enhance inclusivity since he is also from the North like Atiku.