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Atiku vs Wike: PDP reacts to report stopping campaign for presidential candidate in Rivers

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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State has denied that Governor Nyesom Wike stopped members from campaigning for the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar in the State.

Tambari Gbara, PDP State Publicity Secretary made the denial, stating that Wike who does not hide his feelings would always come open on such a matter and not through the backdoors.

Recall that there were claims by a former Rivers Southeast Senator, Ledogo Maeba, that Wike had cautioned some chieftains of the party to stop forthwith any kind of campaign for Atiku in the State.

Maeba alleged that the warning came when some chieftains of the party visited Atiku and apologized on behalf of the governor.

The former lawmaker said Wike became angry over their visit and consequently issued out the warning.

But Gbara, while denying the allegation, challenged Maeba to prove that Wike issued such a threat against anyone campaigning for Atiku in the State.

Gbara said: “If the governor wants to make that statement, he would make it official, that, in the State, nobody should campaign for Atiku Abubakar.

“Governor Wike is not somebody that hides his feelings. If he wants to say that, I don’t think he would say it privately. So, the person making the allegation should come out and prove himself.

“He (Maeba) should be able to furnish Rivers people and Nigerians with evidence.”

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