The spokesman for Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Council, Daniel Bwala, has claimed that the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike chased the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi out of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Bwala stated this on Wednesday during an interview on Channels TV Sunrise daily programme.
The spokesman insisted that Wike’s promise to offer Obi logistics support was simply a mere distraction.
He wondered how possible it would be for the governor to provide support for the LP flag bearer considering that he chased Obi out of the party.
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.
Bwala also stated that Wike has continuously insisted that he is not Igbo even if others have claimed otherwise. Hence if the presidency was zoned to the Southeast he would have been shut out.