Atiku said Wike was a con man who, on the surface, presents a façade of courage but is actually a lily-livered and small minded person.
The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has mocked Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.
According to Atiku, the Rivers state governor is too cowardly to come out openly to sell the candidacy of All Progressives Congress candidate, Bola Tinubu.
This Day reported that Atiku made the statement through his Special Assistant on Public Communications Mr. Phrank Shaibu.
He said Wike could not deliver his polling unit at unit 7, ward 9 in Obio/Akpor local government area of Rivers State.
Reacting to Wike’s jibes over the cancellation of Atiku’s presidential rally in his state, the former Vice President said that Wike is not man enough to come out bodly to ask the people of the state to vote for Bola Tinubu.
He said: “Even the dead know that the APC can never win in Rivers State.
Wike cannot deliver his polling unit to Tinubu. He is aware of this and that is why he is not bold enough to come out with his full chest to ask the people of the state to vote for Bola Tinubu. Rather, he is chasing shadows, making innuendos.
“At least Rotimi Amaechi was man enough to dump the PDP and defect to the APC in 2015 and openly campaigned for President Muhammadu Buhari against his kinsman, President Goodluck Jonathan. This is what real men do when they have the conviction. Wike said he would announce his preferred candidate in January 2023.
Three weeks have since passed but he is not man enough to do so.”
Atiku said Wike was a con man who, on the surface, presents a façade of courage but is actually a lily-livered and small minded person hence his resort to the judiciary to protect him from being expelled from the PDP.
“Wike said if the PDP leadership had the balls, they should expel him. After making this statement, he quickly ran to a court to secure a kangaroo order barring the PDP from suspending or expelling him. This is a chicken hiding under the costume of a lion,” he said.
Atiku said Wike’s only strategy was to give some miscreants money to foment violence on the day of election in order to suppress the voter turnout and mitigate Tinubu’s loss.