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2023: Atiku Asked Goodluck Jonathan To Relinquish Presidential Ticket In 2015 – Nyesom Wike Reveals

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has recalled the condition that Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, gave the former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, in 2015.

Wike revealed that after Jonathan won the PDP’s primary election, he ahead went to plead for Atiku’s support in London, United Kingdom ahead of the 2015 election, the latter told him to relinquish his presidential ticket for run for the seat.

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The Rivers Governor revealed this while Speaking at the inauguration of the Akpabu-Itu-Umudiogha-Egbeda Road in Emohua local government area of Rivers State, on Tuesday. Nyesom Wike stated that he never made such “selfish” request of Atiku Abubakar.

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According to Wike, “People forget history easily. In 2015, Jonathan as an incumbent president, when he had won his primary, went to London, in Dorchester Hotel. He went to plead with this our presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, that ‘Please my brother, come back to the party and support me.’

“You know the condition they gave to Jonathan? He should relinquish his ticket to run as president of Nigeria. That was a sitting president and the presidential candidate of a ruling party and they gave him that condition.

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“Today, we are not being selfish, keep the presidential candidate let our people take chairmanship, they say they will kill me. Is that possible?”

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