Friday October 07, 2022 5:01 AM

Okowa made secret move to become Atiku’s running mate- Wike reveals

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said that he was aware that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa was making secret move to become the running mate of the PDP presidential running mate Atiku Abubakar.

According to him, despite being aware of the secret move, he was still calm, expecting justice and good sense to preval.

Responding to a question on Friday, Wike said that he had been watching the scenarios, adding that Okowa was the only only South South governor who didn’t buy a nomination form for any seat.

Wike responded, “That he (Atiku) was going to run with Okowa. That Okowa supported him. We were all aware. It is not that we didn’t see. Take for instance the United States of America, (Joe) Biden ran and the current vice president of America, Kamala Harris, gave Biden serious problem. When they wanted to pick the Vice President, Biden said this woman gave me serious problem, I cannot pick this woman, but those in Biden’s camp, who meant well for him told him, ‘If you want to win this election, you must pick Kamala Harris.’ And look at the support (for Biden) today.

“The problem with some of our leaders is that there are so many rent-seekers around them. They (rent-seekers) have not been in power for years. So they are all looking for how to bounce back. They are people who have no value to add.”

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