Former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman Uche Secondus has expressed confidence that no amount of intimidation from Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike will prevent the party’s flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar, from winning the state.
Secondus stated that the party has canvassed support for Atiku at the grassroots level in Rivers State since Wike refused to work for him.
WITHIN NIGERIA learned that the PDP chieftain observed that no amount of Wike’s magic or intimidation will sway Rivers people’s votes to the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
Secondus made the remarks while appearing on Arise Television’s Morning Show on Wednesday.
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According to him;
This is very new in our state, so it has not been very easy. What we have done in the past few months when we witnessed that the Governor (Wike) and his team have changed from our presidential candidate even though he made a firm promise that he would support but later backed out of the support giving all forms of flimsy reasons.
That has not gone down well to the grassroots. Recall that I was also a state chairman, and I believe that the Rivers people from 1999 till date have been voting for the PDP. What we have done so far in the state is to make sure that we go down to the grassroots to the people who are going to vote on that day because we are not going to depend on anybody’s ego or what anybody likes but the truth of the matter is that before even the political dispensation.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has already been known. Why we watch the governor over and over attacking our presidential candidate, but the people themselves are convinced that on that day they will vote for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and PDP.
So nobody is going to do any magic no matter the amount of intimidation and trying to swing the votes to the APC candidate. It would not work. The difference is very clear that you can see Bola Ahmed Tinubu, you can see clearly with our eyes open Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who has done so much for the Rivers people, what has Bola Tinubu done for the Rivers people.
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So those are the issues and they are very critical and they are in the minds of Rivers people and Nigerians also.”