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JUST IN: Wike denies suing Atiku, PDP

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has denied reports that he sued the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

The governor said he did not go to court neither did he ask anyone to file a suit on his behalf.

He also said reports of the suit emanated from Atiku’s people.

He made the comments in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital on Friday during the official commissioning of some projects in the state.

He was reacting to reports that he sued Atiku, the PDP and Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, who was a presidential aspirant at the party’s primary.

Mr Tambuwal had stepped down during the primary and urged delegates from his state to vote Atiku – an act which aided Atiku’s victory and stirred crisis in the party and a rift between Mr Wike and the presidential candidate.


Atiku is a former vice president of the country.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Wike, in the suit at the Federal High Court in Abuja, sought the court’s pronouncement declaring him the PDP’s presidential candidate for the 2023 election.

He also asked the court to determine if Mr Tambuwal lost his claim to votes when he stepped down. He also asked the court to declare that the PDP acted negligently and in bad faith by assigning the Sokoto governor’s votes to Atiku at the primary.

‘Atiku’s people behind report’

While he denied suing Messrs Atiku, Tambuwal and the PDP, Mr Wike said mischevious people in Atiku’s camp had…

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