Wike Distances Self from Suit Seeking to Disqualify Atiku – THISDAYLIVE


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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has disowned a suit seeking the disqualification of Atiku Abubakar as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Supporters of Wike had taken Atiku, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to court over the conduct of the PDP presidential primary election which took place in May.

But Speaking in an interview with THISDAY yesterday, Wike said he did not authorise anyone to file a suit on his behalf.

He said, “I don’t know anything about the so-called suit. I did not ask anyone to file any suit for me.

“I don’t know the lawyers. Am I a kid to be filing a suit at this time? I had 14 days after the primary within which to have filed any suit. I didn’t do that then, is it two months after primary I will file a suit?

“Just yesterday they came up with the claim that I ordered my chief security…

Source: Thisday Newspaper