The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar will get a response from the Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike soon.
The Governor made this known in a terse statement issued Saturday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital.
Wike said his response will border on “recent happenings in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.”
According to him, “it has become pertinent for me to speak and reveal to Nigerians all that has transpired in the PDP since the emergence of former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as the presidential candidate of the party.
“On Atiku, I will speak soon and Nigerians will know the actual truth of all that has transpired in the PDP in recent times.”
Wike’s decision to speak on happenings in the PDP comes a day after Atiku Abubakar’s interview on Arise TV on Friday.
In the interview, Atiku spoke on a wide range of issues including his selection of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state as his running mate ahead of Nyesom Wike.
He said he picked a man whom he can work with and an individual with the calmness of a president.
“In arriving at the decision, I held wide consultations with various stakeholders in our party including our governors, the national working committee, board of trustees, and other leaders to seek their input and their wisdom.
“In these consultations, I made clear that my running mate would have the potential to succeed me at a moment’s notice, that is, a president-in-waiting.
“In other words, the person must have the qualities to be President. The person must have an appreciation of the deep rot which our country has been put into by the rudderless All Progressives Congress government; understand the great suffering that most of our people are going through and the urgency of relieving them of that suffering; understand the critical importance of economic growth and development to provide our young people with jobs, hope, and a pathway to success,” Atiku said.