Amidst the ongoing crisis in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has recounted how Atiku Abubakar rejected pleas from former President Goodluck Jonathan after he pleaded with him to support his re-election bid in 2015.
Wike, however, revealed that Jonathan’s pleas fell on deaf ears Atiku refused to support the re-election bid of the former President.
The governor made this known on Tuesday when Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State commissioned the Akpabu-Itu-Umudiogha road in the Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers.
Wike said: ‘Jonathan travelled to the Dorchester Hotel in London to meet Atiku but rather, the former VP told Jonathan to relinquish his ticket to him in 2015.’
Jonathan, who was the PDP presidential candidate in 2015, was defeated at the polls by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Meanwhile, Atiku and his running mate, Ifeanyi Okowa, had visited Jonathan a few days ago.
The visit is not unconnected to the crisis ravaging the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Wike has been at loggerheads with Atiku and the party’s leadership since he lost his bid to become PDP’s presidential candidate.
Mwanwhile, Jonathan had earlier denied speculations that he has hands in the ongoing crisis currently rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) describing them as fake news.
Africa Today News, New York reports that five governors are presently up with daggers at the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and are insisting on the removal of the PDP Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu.
Meanwhile, all attempts by the party leadership to bring the warring parties to the negotiation table as governors Nyesom Wike, Seyi Makinde, Okezie Ikpeazu, Samuel Ortom, and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Rivers, Oyo, Abia, Benue and Enugu states, respectively, has continued to hit brick walls as they have continued to insist on Ayu’s removal.