Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has declared his support for the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Presidential candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.
According to reports, the PDP’s Special National Convention was held in Abuja on Saturday, where the party’s presidential flagbearer for the 2023 general election was announced.
According to reports, unlike other PDP aspirants who sent messages to the former Vice President after the primary, Wike refused to congratulate Atiku.
Atiku met with Wike on Monday as part of the PDP’s reconciliation effort, which aims to give the party a better chance of defeating the ruling All Progressives Congress in the 2023 presidential election.
Former Ekiti State Governor and PDP presidential candidate Ayodele Fayose, among other PDP leaders, attended the reconciliation meeting.
Wike promised not to abandon the PDP in a tweet shortly after meeting with Atiku. “We will be fully supporting Atiku,” the governor added.
He recalled making a promise to the main opposition party that whoever emerges from the PDP presidential primaries will receive his support.
With 371 votes, Atiku easily defeated his closest rival, Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, who received 237 votes.
Bukola Saraki, the former Senate President, finished third in the party’s primary with 70 votes.