Politics

I Would Have Scuttled PDP Presidential Convention – Wike

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has said he decided not to scuttle the presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, because it didn’t want the party to be destroyed.

Wike lost the primary election to former vice president Atiku Abubakar who polled 371 to his 237 on Saturday.

It is believed that the withdrawal of another contestant, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, led to his lost as his counterpart urged his supporter to vote for Atiku.

Speaking after the election, Wike said: “If I wanted to scuttle the convention, I would have done that, and I told them. There are people you think are human beings, but they are not human beings.

“I have never seen how people can violate procedures and guidelines. Somebody had spoken; it is only at that point he was speaking that he can say I have withdrawn. You don’t call him back.

“I just decided that this our party must not be destroyed. I would have left where I was sitting down and say this convention.”

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