Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, has denied knowledge of any lawsuit he may have filed to have Atiku Abubakar removed as the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for president in the 2023 election.
It was widely reported this morning that Wike and another party chieftain, Newgent Ekhamor, had filed a lawsuit before the Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking, among other things, to overturn Atiku’s selection as the PDP’s presidential candidate in a primary conducted on May 28 and 29.
Governor Wike, however, categorically denied knowing anything about the lawsuit or even knowing the attorneys who initially filed it in an interview with Thisday this morning.
Read Wike Statement Below;
“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