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Why Atiku Dumped Wike Despite PDP Recommendation by nairavsdollars(f): 6:54am On Jun 20, 2022
Fresh facts emerged at the weekend on why Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), dumped the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, as his running mate despite his recommendation by a special panel set up by the party.

Although the committee saddled with the task of picking the party’s vice presidential candidate, consisting of representatives of former governors, incumbent governors, the NWC and the Board of Trustees members agreed to allow Wike, who came second in the presidential primaries held in Abuja last month to run with Atiku, the former vice president ignored the recommendation and announced Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, as his running mate.

Daily Independent gathered that the development has caused a great wedge in the party as some governors loyal to Wike are unhappy with Atiku’s decision, causing them to shun Okowa’s unveiling as vice presidential candidate last week.

Also in Rivers State, residents of the state and political appointees who viewed Atiku’s action as a rejection of the state are waiting for directives from Wike who has refrained from making any comment on the issue. Speaking with Daily Independent on Sunday, an associate of Atiku said they advised him against the danger in picking Wike as his running mate.

According to him, they all believed that picking Wike as running mate may jeopardise his chances in the election especially in the Northern parts of the country.

“Wike is a very blunt leader but as a politician, you don’t just talk carelessly. You need tact, strategy and diplomacy when dealing with diverse people. Do you think those politicians who are acting like fools are fools in the real sense? But even before the presidential primary, Wike has been abusing everybody".

“Everything Wike has been saying and some of his actions are as if he hates the Northerners.

He has been saying things like the North thinks the rest of Nigerians are slaves and he is not a slave to the North. Don’t also forget the issue of the alleged demolition of a mosque in Trans-Amadi in Port-Harcourt. Even though the governor has denied it, those living there said there was a mosque there that was demolished and many Northerners believe them.

“You will agree with me that this is most likely the Turaki’s last chance in contesting the presidential election and so he cannot afford to risk anything or take chances. Atiku has calculated that Tinubu will get majority votes in the South-West.

“So, Atiku’s hope is to get majority votes in the North and some votes in South- South and South-East which are PDP strongholds.
But with Wike as running mate, the North will rather give their votes to the APC”.

Also speaking, a member of the PDP’s National Working Committee (NWC) who played a major role in Okowa’s emergence said Atiku did not breach any rule in his choice of running mate as he alone knows the best person to help him actualise his dream.

He also said based on Governor Wike’s utterances especially allegedly against the North on the issue of power shift, choosing him as running mate may jeopardise Atiku’s chances in getting votes in the Northern part of the country.

“Let me correct an impression of some Nigerians who have been saying Atiku rejected the recommendation of the committee set up by the party leadership to source for a running mate.

That is not true. “The national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, said it on the day of the unveiling of Okowa that the committee’s role is to prune down the number of nominees and then present three candidates to Atiku for his consideration.

That was what they did and Atiku chose the person he wanted from the list. If you listen to him on that day too, he also denied that there had been a vote by the PDP panel which had earlier recommended Wike for the position.

The committee never recommended Wike as running mate. They only listed three names and Wike was number one on the list. Being number one on the list doesn’t mean he is the person to be picked for the position.

“Another factor is that Governor Wike is not complaining to anybody over the issue. During the campaign before the presidential primaries, he publicly said he doesn’t want to be vice president to anybody and all he wanted is the presidency. That is why he has not said anything since Atiku announced his choice. So why are people crying more than the bereaved?”
https://independent.ng/why-atiku-dumped-wike-despite-pdp-recommendation/

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Re: Why Atiku Dumped Wike Despite PDP Recommendation by Fira09(m): 6:56am On Jun 20, 2022
To me why they dumped wike is because of the way he usually speaks.

And most of the northerners dislike him because of the way he speaks about them.

So wike this is just a lesson for you!

Any way let vote for PETER OBI.

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Re: Why Atiku Dumped Wike Despite PDP Recommendation by DMerciful(m): 6:57am On Jun 20, 2022
Wike was fighting everybody with the support of Yorubas grin

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Re: Why Atiku Dumped Wike Despite PDP Recommendation by money121(m): 6:58am On Jun 20, 2022
WahalA

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Re: Why Atiku Dumped Wike Despite PDP Recommendation by SmartPolician: 6:59am On Jun 20, 2022
No sane politician will run with Wike. Wike is a thug who can never be loyal to anyone - Atiku running with Wike is like committing Harakiri.

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Re: Why Atiku Dumped Wike Despite PDP Recommendation by IntelChief: 6:59am On Jun 20, 2022
Forget the long story OP posted...
The simple reason why Atiku didn't choose Wike is that "two captains cannot run a ship"

Una good morning

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Re: Why Atiku Dumped Wike Despite PDP Recommendation by complexBoss12: 7:02am On Jun 20, 2022
Atiku not picking Wike is what every reasonable politician will do. Atiku needs a subordinate, someone loyal and supportive. Wike will never be that person!

Wike believes he should be president, as VP he will only try to undermine Atiku and build alliances for his own presidential interest.

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Re: Why Atiku Dumped Wike Despite PDP Recommendation by AJOBI77(m): 7:03am On Jun 20, 2022
Guard your utterances. Wisdom and being smart is key in life

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Re: Why Atiku Dumped Wike Despite PDP Recommendation by fernandez1(m): 7:04am On Jun 20, 2022
DMerciful:
Wike was fighting everybody with the support of Yorubas grin


Shut up bigotry

Na Yoruba tell am make him de yarn anyhow?

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Re: Why Atiku Dumped Wike Despite PDP Recommendation by overdrive(m): 7:06am On Jun 20, 2022
Fira09:
To me why they dumped wike is because of the way he usually speaks.

And most of the northerners dislike him because of the mosque that was dissolved in port-harcourt,and also the way he speaks about them.

So wike this is just a lesson for you!

He dissolved a mosque

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Re: Why Atiku Dumped Wike Despite PDP Recommendation by Tinubufit: 7:06am On Jun 20, 2022
Atiku will crying this time dude can't win any election again. You abaddon wike for okowa because you thought he will not take correction from you.

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Re: Why Atiku Dumped Wike Despite PDP Recommendation by Oplomo: 7:07am On Jun 20, 2022
DMerciful:
Wike was fighting everybody with the support of Yorubas grin

Na yoruba moslems deceive Wike. Na dem put am for high jump. cheesy grin

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Re: Why Atiku Dumped Wike Despite PDP Recommendation by Fira09(m): 7:07am On Jun 20, 2022
overdrive:


He dissolved a mosque

I meant destroyed!

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Re: Why Atiku Dumped Wike Despite PDP Recommendation by DMerciful(m): 7:12am On Jun 20, 2022
Yes o..after that Obigbo incident, Yorubas started supporting him like kilode!
fernandez1:



Shut up bigotry

Na Yoruba tell am make him de yarn anyhow?

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Re: Why Atiku Dumped Wike Despite PDP Recommendation by ogmask: 7:16am On Jun 20, 2022
Wike said he was not in to play second fiddle which means he never wanted the VP position. Make we rest abeg. All those shouting wike should have been picked will they in their right senses picked a person like wike as their vice if giving the opportunity?
How can someone open his two eyes and dive directly into the mouth of a hungry crocodile like wike. You do not trust a person like wike with power because he will use it against you like he did to Ameachi and all the PDP leaders in rivers state. When Uche secondus was rivers PDP chairman during the time of Peter Odili wike was begging to become obio akpo local govt chairman. You can see what he did to secondus Na.

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Re: Why Atiku Dumped Wike Despite PDP Recommendation by ogmask: 7:19am On Jun 20, 2022
Tinubufit:
Atiku will cry this time dude can't win any election again. You abandon wike for okowa because you thought he will not take correction from you.

Okowa has more electoral value than wike. A delegate election is different from a general election my brother. In the delegate election, a few persons represent everyone while in the general election the sins of your fathers and his fathers before him will be used to sway the minds of voters after all nor be only him get money to spend. Okowa also has oil money to put on the table too. The battle will not be about money at that point but value, respect and acceptability. In the south which we all call wikes fortress, he doesn't have states like Anambra, Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, cross river and imo with him. So where is the so-called stronghold for gov wike in the south. Maybe ebonyi, Enugu and Abia.

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Re: Why Atiku Dumped Wike Despite PDP Recommendation by shuttox: 7:19am On Jun 20, 2022
Tinubufit:
Atiku will crying this time dude can't win any election again. You abaddon wike for okowa because you thought he will not take correction from you.

Smh

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Re: Why Atiku Dumped Wike Despite PDP Recommendation by WATCHOVER(m): 7:23am On Jun 20, 2022
Fira09:
To me why they dumped wike is because of the way he usually speaks.

And most of the northerners dislike him because of the mosque that was destroyed in port-harcourt,and also the way he speaks about them.

So wike this is just a lesson for you!
You are as confused as Atiku and Ayu if you believe that Wike's way of talking is the reason Atiku and Ayu did not pick Wike.
The only reason why Wike was rejected because he confronted Atiku, Tambuwa, Saraki etc for working against the Party in 2015 loss

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Re: Why Atiku Dumped Wike Despite PDP Recommendation by Tinubufit: 7:23am On Jun 20, 2022
Who is okowa where wike stand?
ogmask:


Okowa has more electoral value than wike. Delegate election is different from general election my brother. In the delegate election a few persons represent everyone while in the general election the sins of your fathers and his fathers before him will be used to sway the minds of voters after all nor be only him get money to spend. Okowa also has oil money to put on the table too.

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Re: Why Atiku Dumped Wike Despite PDP Recommendation by SenatePresdo(m): 7:30am On Jun 20, 2022
The reason why they dumped wike is not only because northerners hates him the way Southerners hates HellRufai.

But also because he's fallen out with South Easterners which is one of PDP's strong hold, and also has problems with some fellow South Southern States.

Wike political career has gone to Limbo.

Moral of the lesson; No too dey show yourself. Everybody na strong man for him house.

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Re: Why Atiku Dumped Wike Despite PDP Recommendation by finnyjay: 7:30am On Jun 20, 2022
Wike no just fit VP

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Re: Why Atiku Dumped Wike Despite PDP Recommendation by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:30am On Jun 20, 2022
Wike the wicked producer......

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Re: Why Atiku Dumped Wike Despite PDP Recommendation by BobbyZrealist(m): 7:30am On Jun 20, 2022
Wike is mouthy and dogged.....
Fearless and he's got a lot of guts.
He's an OG.

I saw how he helped his citizens during lockdown with cash and kind, while others where making dumb of the hidden palliatives.
Went all the way to Sokoto and donated N200,000,000 to the victims of market fire. And many other gestures.

He's a Don.

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Re: Why Atiku Dumped Wike Despite PDP Recommendation by ogmask: 7:31am On Jun 20, 2022
Tinubufit:
Who is okowa where wike stand?

That wike talks loosely doesn't make him a better politician than okowa. In political circles okowa is miles ahead of wike. Okowa started as a commissioner of health, then ssg, then senator and now gov while wike was a 2time local govt chair, CoS, junior minister for less than 4yrs and then gov. Who do you think has a better grasp on the Nigeria political space

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Re: Why Atiku Dumped Wike Despite PDP Recommendation by AnambraPrince: 7:31am On Jun 20, 2022
Governor Wike was the first Southern politician and sitting governor in history to challenge FG collection of VAT as unconstitutional and he is a big fighter of Southern interests despite political party differences. He puts the interests of Southerners above party interests.

Only Rivers and Lagos are fighting for VAT which will immensely benefits all Southern States and pave way for economic freedom. Imagine some people will be destroying billions worth of beer in the North but the same fanatics will be getting billions of naira from beer VAT the FG collected from Southern states. Is that not economic slavery?

Wike should do fast and sabotage PDP Atiku during the elections and mobilize support and voters for Tinubu. After Elections, he can decamp to APC. We are waiting for him with wide open arms, and all his sins (corruption) will be wiped away with Buhari's annointing oil grin. PDP will surely regret the day they betrayed Wike. Crazy party of unrepentant thieves and tax collectors undecided

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Re: Why Atiku Dumped Wike Despite PDP Recommendation by Marvieduke(f): 7:31am On Jun 20, 2022
Atiku doesn't want a tyrant to become his vice, wike will just cause more problem for him.

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Re: Why Atiku Dumped Wike Despite PDP Recommendation by EkelediliBuhari: 7:31am On Jun 20, 2022
One word Ibori

That dude and Atiku go a long way back and putting his stooge is the one way to take the convicted felon to aso rock

Atiku is a weakling that needs a strong backbone. He couldn’t deal with Wike as he’s seen as a threat… but Ibori being a fellow simple thief will not have any ambition past looting the country dry hence..

True Wike is also a thieving criminal but unlike Atiku/Ibori he also has ambition, autonomy and good taste.


On Wike, he has never been an Aso rock material
He would have been a powerful senate president… I recommend him for senate… if he can still make it tho

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Re: Why Atiku Dumped Wike Despite PDP Recommendation by Raxxye(m): 7:32am On Jun 20, 2022
I live in Rivers State.
Wike is not a presidential material; whether the actual president or the vice!

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Re: Why Atiku Dumped Wike Despite PDP Recommendation by illuminutty: 7:32am On Jun 20, 2022
Give me pawaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! grin grin grin

My President.

Peter Obi For President 2023!

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Re: Why Atiku Dumped Wike Despite PDP Recommendation by boolet: 7:32am On Jun 20, 2022
As a rebel that he Atiku is, he can't stand another rebel.

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