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Obaseki, Okowa, Peterside congratulate Atiku

By Godwin Ijediogor, Monday Osayande (Asaba) and Ann Godwin (Port Harcourt)
30 May 2022   |   4:04 am
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki; Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Dakuku Peterside have congratulated Nigeria’s former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar...

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 23, 2019 PDP Presidential candidate and main opposition leader Atiku Abubakar (C) leaves the polling station with his wife Amina Titilayo Atiku-Abubakar (R) after casting their votes at Agiya polling station in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria, as voting commenced in the presidential election. Former Nigerian vice president Atiku Abubakar on May 28, 2022 won the opposition party PDP’s primary race to run in the 2023 presidential election, according to ballot results. Luis TATO / AFP

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki; Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Dakuku Peterside have congratulated Nigeria’s former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on his victory at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential primary election.
 
In his message, Obaseki hailed other aspirants who submitted themselves to transparent democratic exercise that, according to him, has set the PDP as a worthy example to all other political parties in the country.
 
He said: “I heartily congratulate His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar (GCON) on his victory at the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential primary election.”
 


OKOWA, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Olisa Ifeajika, expressed confidence in Abubakar’s capability to provide needed leadership that would lead the party to accomplish its ‘Rescue Nigeria’ agenda beginning from next year.

The governor urged him, as the face of the PDP in general elections, to bring his political and socio-economic wherewithal to bear on the responsibility of charging all aspirants who participated in all the party’s primary elections across the country, including the presidential, as well as leaders of the party to close ranks and work for its victory in the general elections.

PETERSIDE, in a statement, yesterday, said the outcome of the PDP presidential primary was a proof that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, was only a ‘local champion’ who lacked the requisite experience to compete in national politics, alleging that despite spending nothing less than N30b of Rivers’ funds, PDP delegates still rejected him.

He said: “Wike has shown lack of requisite experience and depth to compete in national politics.”

The former Director General, Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) added: “I suggest that Wike quickly returns home, put off his toga of pride, and submit himself to Atiku to be tutored on the dynamics of national politics and the angles to hi-wire deals.”

Peterside advised Wike to come back home and begin to prepare for PDP’s presidential primary to hold in 2031.

“Let Wike return home and begin early preparations for PDP’s presidential primary to hold in 2031, which might hold at the Rumueprikom Playground.”