Rivers PDP Stakeholders Dare Wike, Declare Support For Atiku
Some stakeholders within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State have declared their support for the presidential ambition of the party’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
They promised to work for the victory of Atiku in the 2023 elections,
This is contrary to the position of the State Governor, Nyesom Wike who has vowed not to support Atiku’s ambition except Iyorchia Ayu steps down as the PDP National Chairman.
One of the PDP stakeholders in Rivers State who spoke on the development, Dr. Abiye Sekibo stated that they won’t succumb to Wike’s harrasment and intimidation.
Sekibo, who is the Director-General of the Presidential Campaign Council of Atiku Abubakar in Rivers State spoke on Wednesday at a meeting with the Atiku Democratic Movement and Concerned Ogoni PDP Elders Council in Port Harcourt.
He said; “We shall not worship the gold image that Nebuchadnezzar has set up in Babylon, we are the Shedrack, Meshach, and Abednego of this time. He has set up a monument of gold which is money and he has asked the people to worship him, to do whatever he says. Shedrack, Meshach, and Abednego said that the image you have set up, we will not worship it. That is where the Atiku group in Rivers State stands. They can tear Atiku posters, bring out decrees but we stand with the truth.”
Similarly, a member of the council, Celestine Omehia said the party has resolved its internal crisis and whoever is not ready to forge ahead would be left behind.
Omehia stated; “In every family, there must be misunderstanding, and coming together after the misunderstanding is what matters. We have moved on and the crisis is no more to be talked about. What we are looking at right now is how to win elections and every person will benefit thereafter and there will be no discrimination. So whether any member of the family supports us or not, thereafter we will all benefit because the remedy is for the interest of Nigeria as a whole and the image of the country outside here.”
Also speaking, the chairman of the Concerned Ogoni PDP Elders Council, Dr. Boniface Amegwa asaid he and his people will vote and mobilize for Atiku.
“We are here to show solidarity and support for the candidature of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as elders, we represent all the wards of Ogoni and when we go back, we are going to garner support through a door-to-door campaign to ensure that Atiku wins,” he stated.