In Rivers State, some Atiku Abubakar supporters have taken action against Nyesom Wike, the governor of the state. Atiku is the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate.
Recall that one of the state’s candidates for governor, Farah Dagogo, and displeased party members pledged to organize a 10-million-man march in support of Atiku.
Due to his disagreements with Governor Wike, Dagogo, who was recently arrested, was unable to get the party’s ticket.
In an interview with Vanguard, Lee Maeba, another contender for governor in the state, accused the governor of the state of forcibly putting a candidate on the electorate.
He added that Governor Wike had advised him against participating in the governorship primaries because he would not receive any votes.
The gubernatorial candidate bemoaned the fact that, despite his party’s presidential primary campaign’s support for Governor Wike, he had been duped.
I’ve never felt so humiliated in my entire life, Maeba remarked.
“Wike purchased 14 of our forms and forbade us from running for office. Then he added that the Accountant-General (Fubara) is trustworthy and will answer to him for at least the next six months or a full year. And that I shouldn’t participate in the primary since I’ll receive no votes. The first job will go to the Accountant-General.
“He had divided the votes already. To all of us in Rivers, he did this. I traveled with this man while he campaigned in over 22 states during the presidential primary. He carried out this, ran a free campaign, and finished second in the primary. The entire time, he misled us.