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Finally Revealed Why Atiku Picked Okowa Over Wike

Finally Revealed Why Atiku Picked Okowa Over Wike

According to reports, following the crisis engulfing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and a dispute between Senator Iyorchia Ayu, the party’s national chairman, and Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers state, the former has revealed on Tuesday why Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the party’s presidential candidate, chose Ifeanyi Okowa, the governor of Delta state, as his running mate rather than the latter.

Atiku chose Okowa as his running partner over his colleague from Rivers, Nyesom Wike, according to Ayu, who was speaking at the Northern Christian Youth Assembly Summit in Abuja, due of Okowa’s humility and superior performance in government.

Atiku Picked Okowa
Atiku Picked Okowa

In his own words, “We looked about and we felt we have to give not just a vice president that will assist him (Atiku), but we did our research to find a man who is highly educated, extremely humble, and who has done very well as a governor in his home state.

The most qualified running partner is Okowa. He was chosen by the party to run alongside Atiku Abubakar for the presidency based only on his own merits.

Nigeria will be fortunate, in my opinion, to have two such detribalized individuals who are dedicated to national unity and development.

Ayu has recently been in the headlines due to a quarrel with the Wike.

Wike had criticized the rise of Atiku as the party’s presidential candidate, Iyorchia Ayu as party chairman, and Sen. Walid Jibrin as BoT chairman, all of whom were from the country’s north.

Sen. Walid Jibrin, the chairman of the Board of Trustees, submitted his resignation letter in response to the problem, allowing former Senate President Adolphus Wabara (from the South-East) to take over as the new BoT Chairman.

In light of this, the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) National Executive Council last week approved a vote of confidence in the party’s national chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu.

Wike commented in response to the previous statement, saying, “I was listening and watching, they stated there is one man they name Secondus.

He was allegedly dancing in celebration of NEC giving their candidate a vote of confidence. He disregards the past.”

Wike charged the party with breaking the ideals of equality, fairness, and balance, saying that the party’s governing rules had been broken.

He insisted that Ayu resign in good faith and let a person from the South take over as the party’s chairman.

Ask him to support a motion of confidence that the same NEC, through Aliyu Babangida and Ndudi Elumelu, moved. What transpired after they gave you (Secondus) a vote of confidence? You quit the company.

We don’t argue and leave. It’s none of my business if you receive 20 votes of confidence. My responsibility is to see that the correct thing, which must be done, is done.

I won’t be playing games with the interests of my people. To me, Rivers State comes before any other individual or organization. Thus, what we have done is visible to the eyes. We have never given up on government until now.

Even if so many individuals are already gathering their belongings and collecting what they can, we are nevertheless committed to commissioning and launching projects. Due to our love for our people, we will continue to serve you until May 29, when Siminialaye Fubara will be sworn in as the new governor of Rivers by the grace of God.

Finally revealed why Atiku picked Okowa over Wike.

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