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Atiku: We won’t bow to Wike, says Sekibo, Omehia, others

By: Felix Ikpotor

The Alhaji Atiku Abubakar People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Campaign Council in Rivers State says it’s support for their principal remains absolute despite the harassment and threat of arrest of it’s members and Executive Orders by Governor Nyesom Wike.

Director General of the Council in Rivers State, Dr. Abiye Sekibo stated this at a meeting with the Atiku Democratic Movement and Concerned Ogoni PDP Elders Council in Port Harcourt.

Sekibo urged the electorates in the state to ignore the dictatorial style of Governor Nyesom Wike and support Atiku Abubakar in the 2023 elections.

“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 and Shedrack, Meshach and Abednego said that image you have set up, we will not worship it. That is where the Atiku group in Rivers State stand. They can tear Atiku posters, bring out decrees but we stand with the truth,” he said.

On his part, a member of the council, Sir Celestine Omehia said the internal crisis that rocked the party has been put to rest as they have moved on.

“In every family there must be misunderstanding and the 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 image of the country outside here,” Omehia said.

Also speaking, chairman of Concerned Ogoni PDP Elders Council, Dr. Boniface Amegwa assured the council that his group would mobilise massively for Atiku Abubakar in the elections.

” 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 door to door campaign to ensure that Atiku wins,” he stated.

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