Former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido has said that Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike had no interest in becoming the Peoples Democratic Party vice presidential candidate in the 2023 general election.
Speaking In an interview with Saturday Punch, Lamido who revealed that he was part of the panel that selected Wike as one of the candidates for the vice president insisted that Atiku was under no obligation to go with their recommendation.
He said: “I was on the panel. Now, the criteria of the members of that committee might have been confined within the walls of the PDP, but they chose somebody for Nigeria, not for the PDP.
“If the whole thing is going to be centred on the PDP, by the time we have an in-house thing, we may lose the election, no problem, but then, whatever we do, we are going to bring it outside and tell Nigerians that this is what we are giving them, that was what we did.
“Therefore, Atiku is not obliged to pick our recommendation. We gave him three names to choose from. In any case, (for) those who are ranting, Wike said he didn’t have the aspiration to run for vice president, and that he was running not for any negotiating purposes. He said so.
“He made it very clear. He said whatever he did was purely for that purpose and will not use his aspiration to negotiate for anything,
Speaking further the former Jigawa state governor insisted that they would make move to appease the Wike so his anger does not mess up the party.
“No, he’s angry, he’s just like a boiling pot. When the pot boils over, it will spill over and what will happen? It (the spill) will mess up the body of the pot.
“Now, for those who love Wike, people like me, we should make sure we remove the log from under the pot which is the fire. When that is done, the temperature of the pot will come down first.
“For people who think that they love Wike more than we do, beyond these emotional things, what can they do? I’ve been saying, can any of them, Fayose and Ortom, take him around Nigeria and support him to win the election, can they? he added
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