Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State alleged that former President Goodluck Jonathan discouraged former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, after contacting him to help his re-election bid in 2015.
Wike, who made the declare when Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State opened the Akpabu-Itu-Umudiogha highway within the Emohua Native Authorities Space in Rivers on Tuesday, November 22, stated Jonathan had traveled to the Dorchester Resort in London in 2015 to fulfill Atiku however the former VP ’embarrassed’ Jonathan and advised him to forfeit his ticket.
“Historical past is forgotten. In 2015, when Jonathan, as sitting president, I am not speaking as a presidential candidate, however as sitting president, when he had received his main, Jonathan was went to London to Dorchester lodge, he went to implore Atiku Abubakar to return again to occasion and help him.
“You recognize the situation he (Atiku) gave Jonathan? He must surrender his ticket in order to not run for president of Nigeria. He was the presidential candidate of a ruling occasion. He gave her a situation, telling her to surrender that ticket.
“As we speak, we’re not saying that the presidential candidate should surrender his ticket; we’re not egocentric, we are saying because you at the moment are the presidential candidate, let our folks take the presidency.