Factual Pursuit of Truth for Progress
The Presidential Campaign Council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike is inconsequential to the presidential bid of it’s candidate Aitku Abubakar.
The spokesman for the Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) Daniel Bwala made this claim on Wednesday, in a television programme while reacting to the refusal of the Governor to back Atiku.
Bwale argued that Wike’s lack of support won’t affect the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) and it’s chances of winning the presidential election in 2023.
Governor Wike and some of his colleagues, known as the G5, have refused to support Atiku’s vid following his emergence while they also called for the resignation of the party’s national chairman Iyorchia Ayu.
However, Bwala said the party is well-positioned to triumph in the upcoming presidential election.
“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?,” Bwala noted.