Governor Nyesom Wike’s lack of support won’t have an impact on the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) chances of winning the coming election, according to the spokesman of Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) Daniel Bwala,
Since the presidential primaries, Governor Wike and his friends, known as the G5, have been at odds with the main opposition party’s leadership. The former minister, who came in second to Atiku Abubakar, insists that PDP National Chairman Iyorchia Ayu quit because he believes the election was unfair. Insisting that Atiku and the PDP leader are from the same part of the nation, the group has also withdrawn from the party’s presidential campaign.
But Bwala dismissed the action, asserting that the party is well-positioned to triumph in the upcoming presidential election.
“Our party is poised to win the election. Wike’s non-participation would affect a little bit of the margin. So, if we are supposed to win with nine million votes or eight million votes, that may reduce to six million votes or something like that,” he said on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Wednesday.
“But this victory is destined by God, and I can tell you that there can be conspiracy and collaboration or anything. We know the Electoral Amendment Act and what it brings. We saw it in Osun, where some members of our party even worked against the party in that state.
“But what happened? The ‘Dancing Senator’ (Ademola Adeleke) danced his way to victory because the people spoke, and their voices were held. This is how we will be looking at this election because the bigger picture is what we are looking at. Have you not seen the multi-dimensional poverty index?”
Peter Obi, the governor of the Labour Party (LP), Dave Umahi, and other PDP members, according to Bwala, were “chased” out of the party by the governor of Rivers State. Despite the internal party crisis, he insisted that Atiku is devoted to bringing Nigeria together.