2023: I was aware of Okowa’s underground moves – Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has revealed that he wasn’t surprise that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar nominated governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, to become his running mate because he was aware of the underground moves before the primaries.

Speaking Friday, Wike said that though he was aware, he expected good sense to prevail in the party.

He said, Okowa was the only South South governor who didn’t buy a nomination form to vie for the presidency or a senatorial seat and that might have been a pointer to his undeclared ambition.

Wike stated that Atiku was going to run with Okowa. That Okowa supported him. We were all aware. It is not that we didn’t see.

“Take for instance the United States of America, (Joe) Biden ran and the current vice president of America, Kamala Harris, gave Biden serious problem.

“When they wanted to pick the Vice President, Biden said this woman gave me serious problem, I cannot pick this woman, but those in Biden’s camp, who meant well for him told him, ‘If you want to win this election, you must pick Kamala Harris.’ And look at the support (for Biden) today.

“The problem with some of our leaders is that there are so many rent-seekers around them. They (rent-seekers) have not been in power for years.

“So they are all looking for how to bounce back. They are people who have no value to add.”

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