Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers State, has continued to lambast the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar.
In a fresh statement, Wike has revealed that the main reason why Goodluck Ebele Jonathan failed to clinch the presidential seat in 2014 was because of the rebellious actions of Atiku and his team against him.
According to Wike, Atiku and his team, which include Bukola Sariki, the ex-senate president, and Aminu Tambuwal, Governor of Sokoto State, left the party despite Jonathan’s plea.
Wike said Atiku and his team insisted that it was the North’s turn to rule, and went ahead to humiliate Jonathan.
He also noted that they also went ahead to create false stories in order to paint him black in public.
“People should not forget history. In 2013 and 2014, there was an issue of the presidential candidate. Jonathan emerged. Atiku and others worked out of the convention. Tambuwal and former Senate President all walked out.
“Jonathan did everything to talk to them. But they rebuffed him as a sitting President. President travelled to London to see Atiku, but he rebuffed him. Former Governor Babangida Aliyu admitted that they all agreed to work against Jonathan”.
“There shall be zoning of party and elective offices. It is clear. Not ambiguous. But people will always try to manipulate the system to suit them”, He said.