Wike reiterates commitment to PDP, promises to support Atiku in presidential race

Abuja—Rivers State governor and former presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nyesom Wike, has reiterated his commitment to the PDP and said he would keep his promise by supporting the party’s presidential candidate for the 2023 elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

Following his emergence as the PDP’s presidential candidate in the special national convention of the party held on Saturday, Atiku had earlier on Monday paid a visit to Wike at his Abuja residence as part of a move to unite the party after the primary.

Governor Wike, in what is believed to be his response to the visit by Atiku, took to his verified Facebook page and stated that he would keep his vow which he made to the party by supporting whoever emerges winner of the party’s presidential race.

He reiterated his commitment to the party, saying that he will fully support Atiku Abubakar.

Governor Wike wrote: “I made a vow to the Official Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Nigeria that I will support whoever emerges from the #PDPPresidentialPrimaries and I am not going to go back on my word.

“We cannot abandon the PDP, we will be fully supporting Atiku Abubakar.”

Wike had on Saturday during the special national convention of the PDP to elect the party’s presidential standard bearer, promised to support anyone that emerge victorious from among the aspirants.

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