Daniel Bwala, the spokesman for Atiku Abubakar/Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Council, has claimed that Rivers State Governor Wike chased Peter Obi, Governor David Umahi, and others out of the PDP.
Bwala made the claim while answering questions on Channels TV’s Sunrise daily show on Wednesday.
Recall that Wike and four other PDP governors have been engaged in a running struggle with Atiku, the party’s presidential candidate, over the retention of Iyorchia Ayu as the party’s national chairman.
He claimed Wike’s commitment to give logistics to Obi was a ruse.
Bwala said, “If you say you are providing logistics, for example, Peter Obi, whom you chased out of the party, you are providing logistics to Kwankwaso…
“I will give you an instance because, at a time, there was an agitation by the elders of the party from the Southeast that power should be zoned. And I recall Atiku Abubakar even had a conversation where he said if we are talking about zoning that the two zones that should benefit are either the Southeast or the Northeast, and if it was zoned to the Southeast, he (Atiku) was never going to run.
“So he (Wike) has always been saying that he is not an Igbo, even though some people said he is. So because of that, If it was zoned to the Southeast, he was shut out, and he could not run for president, and therefore, this idea of Peter Obi, who participated in 2019 as a vice presidential candidate, if it was zoned, he is going to emerge.”
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