Atiku’s group filed the lawsuit, not me – Wike

Nyesom Wike

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has dissociated himself from a suit against the Peoples Democratic Party, its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar; and Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal.

Wike said, at the commissioning of House of Assembly Quarters in Port Harcourt, that he was focused on delivering the dividends of democracy to the people of Rivers State.

“People have called me that I went to court against Atiku Abubakar,” he said.

“I want to state categorically that I didn’t go to court. I just want to say it for Nigerians to know. I have kept quiet. I am busy with delivering the dividends of democracy.

“If they lose election, nobody should call my name. I have told the candidate. “If I wanted to go to court, I would have gone to court within two weeks.

“It is the candidate’s group that is doing all these things. Let the world hear. They are the ones plotting all these things, thinking they will spoil my name. We are supposed to be talking about winning election.” reported earlier that Wike and a PDP chieftain Newgent Ekamon are listed as the plaintiffs in the suit filed at the Fedetral High Court in Abuja.

In the originating summons, the PDP is listed as the first respondent while the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is the second respondent. Tambuwal and Atiku are listed as the third and fourth respondents respectively.

Wike and his co-applicant asked the court to determine eight issues including whether the purported transfer of Tambuwal’s votes at the PDP presidential primary to Atiku was illegal and void.