Wike Lied, I By no means Had Points With Obi’s Alternative As Atiku’s Working Mate In 2019 – Anyim

Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, former Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation, has denied opposing Peter Obi’s choice because the Peoples Democratic Occasion’s (PDP) vice presidential candidate within the 2019 election.

Anyim additionally said that he supported the selection of the previous Anambra State Governor because the social gathering’s flagbearer, Atiku Abubakar.

The previous Senate President was responding to an announcement made by Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike throughout a media convention in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.

Wike claimed that Anyim, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Ebonyi Governor Dave Umahi, and some different South East leaders fought him over Obi’s election.

Anyim stated in an announcement on Thursday that he by no means mentioned the selection of Obi because the PDP vice presidential candidate with Wike at any time, stressing that the Rivers governor may have been referring to another person.

Wike, in accordance with the SGF, was incorrect in together with him amongst those that had issues about Obi’s choice course of. He additionally said that he didn’t attend the 2019 PDP presidential primaries in Port-Harcourt.

He stated:

My consideration has been drawn to an announcement by Gov. Wike throughout his media chat on twenty second of March, 2023.

In a response to a declare that he got here after Gov. Peter Obi in the course of the 2023 presidential election, Gov. Wike recounted how he made it attainable for Gov. Peter Obi to be PDP Vice Presidential Candidate in 2019 and that Gov. Peter Obi was not appreciative.

In Gov. Wike’s phrases, “I used to be fought by folks like Ike Ekweremadu, Gov. Dave Umahi, and Pius Anyim.

However studying it on Web page 26 of Day by day Solar of at the moment 23 March 2023 confirms to me that I stands out as the one referred to, therefore the necessity to put the data straight.

That after Gov. Peter Obi’s nomination as working mate raised some mud within the South East, PDP Governors and Occasion leaders from the South East met on the matter in Sen. Ekweremadu’s house in Enugu. I used to be not at that assembly”

Thereafter, the Presidential Candidate, H/E Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, held a city corridor assembly with PDP leaders from the South East at Nike Lake lodge Enugu. I didn’t additionally attend that assembly

I didn’t know the way Gov. Peter Obi emerged as PDP Vice Presidential Candidate and I by no means cared to ask however maintained a stand that the response that adopted his nomination would even have occurred to some other individual from the South East.

Gov. Wike may have to verify from Gov. Peter that from the start to the tip of 2019 elections, he loved my encouragement and goodwill.

The aim of this clarification is to maintain the data straight and to reconfirm to Gov. Wike that he’s mistaken if the Pius Anyim he referred to is my humble self.

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