THE rift between Governor Nyesom Wike and Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the PDP, might give birth to a new dimension in January before the 2023 election.
This is as Wike, who is leading 5 governors of the PDP on their call for justice and equity within the leadership of the party promised to announce his preferred presidential candidate in January.
On this background, a member of the APC’s national working committee expressed confidence that Wike-led G5 governors will throw their weight behind Bola Tinubu, APC presidential candidate.
Speaking on Sunday, a member of the national working committee of the APC who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the leaders of the ruling party are confident that Wike and his allies will declare support for Tinubu.
His statement reads in part: “We in the APC are very confident the G-5 governors will back Asiwaju. There are three major presidential candidates in the election. They have completely ruled out Atiku of PDP. Atiku’s campaign team even boasted that they can win the election without the support of the integrity governors.”
“Don’t forget, Atiku also ignored Seyi Makinde and announced Ademola Adeleke as the Chairman of the South-West Coordinating Committee of the campaign council”.