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How Wike Frustrated Obi Out Of PDP – Atiku’s Spokesperson

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Paul Ibe who is the spokesperson of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has claimed that the Minister of FCT, Nyesom Wike was the one who frustrated the 2023 presidential candidate of Labor Party, Peter Obi out of the PDP, and not his Principal. 

According to Ibe, Atiku wanted the PDP to zone the 2023 presidential ticket to the Southeast but Wike plotted and frustrated the move.

The Eastern Updates recalls that Obi was the vice presidential candidate of the PDP in 2019, however, he shocked analysts when he dumped the party for the Labor Party, LP, ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

He went on to contest the 2023 presidential election, and secured over six million votes.

The PDP and LP lost to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in the 2023 election.

However, with the emergence of Atiku as the party’s presidential candidate, some leaders of the party from the Southern region have accused their northern counterparts of flouting the unwritten rule of power rotation between the south and the northern regions.

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Since then, the main opposition party has been embroiled in internal crisis.

Speaking on the development, Ibe said Atiku was ready to zone the PDP presidential ticket to the Southeast.The Atiku’s spokesperson said Wike frustrated the move to zone PDP’s ticket to the Southeast.

Ibe said, “Atiku did not force Peter Obi out of the party, Wike was instrumental in the exit of Obi because Wike had promoted the zoning of the presidency to the south.

“Atiku Abubakar had said that he was prepared to get himself off the ticket if the party zoned the ticket to the Southeast.

“Wike frustrated that effort because he believed that if it was zoned to the south, not the southeast, he would be in the best position to be able to get the ticket.”

Africa Today News, New York

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