The spokesman of the Atiku/Okowa Campaign Council in Rivers State, Leloonu Nwibubasa on Friday said the state Governor, Nyesom Wike is on a personal vendetta.
Nwibubasa stated this while reacting to Governor Wike’s claimed that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar did not consult him before setting-up the council.
The spokesman insisted that Atiku and the party notified Wike and the state chairman before setting up the presidential campaign council.
Nwibubasa made this claim during an interview on a radio station (Naija Info) on Friday.
Recall that Governor Wike had said Atiku’s picture was missing from the PDP campaign materials in the state because he was not consulted.
Nwibubasa further stated that Governor Wike has been on personal ambition since he was defeated in the presidential primary of PDP.
He said, “The governor’s statement is misleading and there is no truth in the allegations he has levelled against the PDP at the national level.
“His statement is completely misleading and we are advising the Rivers people to take notice of this that this is a product of a personal vendetta by the governor having lost out of the PDP presidential primaries.
“It has nothing to do with the PDP at the national level. We also understand that the governor has been pushing Rivers people in the direction of his own selfish interest.”
The former commissioner for Employment Generation under Wike-led government claimed that Governor Wike does not have genuine supporters in the PDP.
He added, “When the people know the truth, they will align with the truth and that is why we are speaking up. Rivers is a PDP state and whoever wants to push us from the PDP to any other party is an enemy of the state.
“I can tell you that even some of the people you said are supporters of the governor are not. They may be his supporters publicly but in their minds, they are all going to work for the PDP eventually.
“But for fear of the governor and because they hold positions right now in Rivers State, they are likely to be telling you we’re with Wike. I can tell you that no one is with Wike.”