By Mukwuzi Joseph
Governor Nyesom Wike has reacted to a statement credited to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on winning the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential ticket.
While visiting former President Olusegun Obasanjo days ago, Atiku said there was no time he has ever failed to get the Presidential ticket. He also expressed confidence in getting PDP’s 2023 presidential ticket.
Reacting to the comment in a statement released by his media aide Kelvin Ebiri, Wike said Atiku is taking members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for granted on the issue of securing the presidential ticket. He also said “there will be a shock at PDP convention”.
“I didn’t expect him frankly speaking to say that he will always take the ticket of the party. That is going too far and taking the delegates for granted.
“People should watch. There will be shock as far as PDP convention is concerned. People should watch what is going to happen. People like to underrate so many persons and it is not good in politics.”
On the timetable released by the Independent National Electoral Committee (INEC), Wike;
“We are a law-abiding party. The party will soon meet. The NEC will meet and find the way forward on how we will put our house in order and make sure we religiously follow the timetable of INEC without violating any provision of the law and guidelines that INEC may have produced”