Update: Gov Wike denies filing suit against Atiku and Tambuwal
The Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, has denied knowledge of any suit filed by him seeking the removal of Atiku Abubakar as the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 Presidential election.
This morning, it was widely reported that Wike and another chieftain of the party, Newgent Ekhamor, filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja to among other things nullify the election of Atiku as the Presidential candidate of the PDP in a primary held on May 28 and 29. Read here.
However, in an interview with Thisday this morning, Governor Wike flatly denied knowing anything whatsoever about the suit or even knowing the lawyers who filed the suit in the first instance.
“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?
Just yesterday they came up with the claim that I ordered my Chief Security Officer to pull down PDP flag in Government House. This is all false, it’s all propaganda. Some people are trying to use me to win the election. Please disregard all these lies”.he said