The Chairman of Gokana Local Government Area in Rivers State, Confidence Deko, on Sunday frowned at the ill-treatment meted to Governor Nyesom Wike by Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
VANTAGE NEWS had reported that the main opposition party is in crisis following the refusal of Atiku to pick Wike who was recommended by the party’s National Working Committee as running mate.
Speaking during an interview with Punch, Deko stated that the presidential aspirant does not deserve the treatment he got from the former vice president and the party.
He said, “As far I am concerned, Wike has done so much for the PDP and I don’t think he deserves what the party gave to him. Come to think of it, Atiku Abubakar and the party asked the National Working Committee to find out who becomes the vice-president. A report was submitted and he (Atiku) ignored the report, and then picked Ifeanyi Okowa, the Delta State Governor.
“I am not saying he is not supposed to use somebody, but I am of the view that if he was part of those who asked the NWC to search for who becomes the vice-president to be, and they gave him their recommendation, he would have acted on it.
“But to me, it looks very odd that after submitting the report to him, he went and announced Okowa. I don’t think that Wike deserves what Atiku has done to him.”
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