A former aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has said Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, did not file a lawsuit against Atiku Abubakar, the PDP’s presidential candidate, as had been reported in the media.
Recall that it was reported that Wike and another PDP leader, Newgent Ekamon, sued the PDP, Atiku, Aminu Tambuwal, and other party members over the party’s presidential primary.
According to reports, the pair is asking the court to revoke the vote transfer and a related injunction preventing Tambuwal from withdrawing from the primary.
PDP is named as the first respondent in the case mentioned above, followed by the Independent National Electoral Commission, or INEC, and Tambuwal and Atiku, listed as the third and fourth respondents, respectively.
Reacting to the suit, Reno, via a post on his Facebook handle, opined that “Governor Nyesom Wike is a much-loved member of the PDP.
“He has distanced himself from the lawsuit. His exact words were, ‘I don’t know anything about the so-called suit. I did not ask anyone to file any suit for me’.
“If Governor Wike has grievances, we have internal mechanisms. And those mechanisms are being put into effect.
“PDP and Atiku have nothing but love for Wike. We are sorry to disappoint our enemies who expected us to fight each other in court and perhaps sponsored the spurious lawsuit.
“No. Wike has not taken Waziri Atiku Abubakar to court. Atiku remains the unifier.
“We are on a forward march that will end, God willing, at Aso Rock on May 29, 2023, when the new Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the administration is sworn in.”