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Atiku can't win without Lagos, Kano, Rivers- Wike
By: News Editor
Sat, 24 Sep 2022   ||   Nigeria, Port-Harcourt

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar cannot emerge as President without winning in Lagos, Kano and Rivers States.
Wike made the statement on Friday during the Media parley held at the Government House in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State.
The Governor noted that in 2019, President Buhari votes in Rivers State were not up to 25% but won in Lagos and Kano.
He said; “President Muhammadu Buhari didn’t win Rivers State in 2019. But he won Lagos and Kano. Does Atiku have Lagos now? Does he have Kano? The only state he has always had is Rivers. Yet those who do not have electoral value are saying they don’t want us and can do without us. So you have zero. Would a President of Nigeria who doesn’t have the governors of Rivers, Kano and Lagos be comfortable? That also tells you what they have in mind about the stability of Nigeria. I don’t think that Atiku will listen to those kinds of suggestions from politically irrelevant people. In 2015 and 2019, Buhari didn’t get up to 25 per cent in Rivers despite the fact that there was a serving Governor and Minister from the State who was the Director General of his campaign.”
Wike further explained that if PDP fails to take advantage of the failure of the All Progressives Congress (APC), by doing the proper thing they will be surprised with the outcome of the 2023 Election.
He said: “What Nigerians are saying is that the APC has failed and the Country has not been this polarised before. Now, instead of you capitalising on the failure of APC by doing the right thing, so that you can continue to enjoy the support of Nigerians and win the election – that is why we are taking it upon ourselves not to allow this opportunity to go to waste. If we allow this opportunity that Nigerians are giving us to waste, then we would pay dearly for it and that is what I try to let people know. If we continue this way and take for granted that APC has not done well, then we will go in for a shocker. That I can tell you.”



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