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PDP primaries: Wike denies dragging Atiku to court

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Halimat Shittu

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has distanced himself from a suit filed to challenge the emergence of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar as the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2023 general elections.

Mr Wike had reportedly through a proxy filed a suit at the Federal High Court, seeking the disqualification of Mr Atiku as the party’s presidential candidate.

In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/782/2022, a PDP chieftain, Newgent Ekamon had contended that Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State had breached the guidelines of the party during presidential primaries held between May 28 and 29, in Abuja.

The suit asked the court to determine whether the purported transfer of Mr Tambuwal’s votes to Mr Atiku by the PDP was legal.

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But in a chat with ThisDay, Mr Wike denied knowing anything about the suit and the lawyers who filed the case.

The governor described the legal action as the handiwork of mischief makers.

“I don’t know anything about the so-called suit. I did not ask anyone to file any suit for me.”

“I don’t know the lawyers. Am I a kid to be filing a suit at this time? I had 14 days after the primary within which to have filed any suit. I didn’t do that then, is it two months after primary I will file a suit?,” Mr Wike added.

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  1. Governor Wike is reported to not being party to the matter.

    POLITICIANS AND POLITICAL TALKS.

    If the outcome and prayers of the litigation benefits Wike or in his favour. Would he reject such largess and advantage?

    THE NEXT THING FOR GOVERNOR Wike IS TO LET THE WHOLE WORLD KNOW NOW AND IN ADVANCE OF WHATEVER THE OUTCOME OF THE SUIT THAT HE WILL NEITHER TAKE ANY ADVANTAGE FROM IT AND OR CLAIM ANY OF ITS BENEFITS.

    Let us preempt the black man sense right away so as to forestall the hands of Esau.orted to have denounced the suit

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