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Wike denies suing Atiku, PDP, accuses Atiku’s group

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Governor Nyesom Wike and Atiku Abubakar

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has denied suing Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), noting that, it is Atiku’s group that is behind it.

He also denied suing the PDP and Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state over the conduct of the presidential primary held between May 28 and May 29, 2022.

Speaking while commissioning new parliament building in Port Harcourt on Friday, Wike said, “People have called me that I went to court against Atiku Abubakar.

“I want to state categorically that I didn’t go to court. I just want to say it for Nigerians to know. I have kept quiet. I am busy with delivering the dividends of democracy,” he said.

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He added that, “If they lose election, nobody should call my name. I have told the candidate. If I wanted to go to court, I would have gone to court within two weeks.

“It is the candidate’s group that are doing all these things. Let the world hear. They are the ones plotting all these things, thinking they will spoil my name. We are supposed to be talking about winning election.”

Chronicle NG reports that in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/782/2022, Wike and a PDP chieftain, Newgent Ekamon, were listed as the plaintiffs.

In the originating summons, the PDP is listed as the first respondent while the Independent National Electoral Commission is the 2nd respondent. Tambuwal and Atiku are listed as the 3rd and 4th respondents respectively.

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