Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has called on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to apologise to Nigerians following an alleged divisive and controversial remarks of its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Atiku had said: “I know the whole of this country. I have built bridges across this country. I think what the average northerner needs is somebody who is from the north, who also understands the other parts of Nigeria, and who has been able to build bridges across the rest of the country.
“This is what the northerner needs. He (the northerner) doesn’t need a Yoruba candidate or an Igbo candidate. This is what the northerner needs. I stand before you as a pan-Nigerian of northern origin”.
But upon his return from Spain Monday morning, in Port Harcourt, Wike said while he doubted that Atiku actually made the statement at a critical time of the nation’s history, the comment would justify his fight for equity, justice and fairness in the PDP.
He insisted that the party must urgently address the issue and appeal to Nigerians otherwise people would begin to see the party as one that lacked justice and equity.