Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, who last weekend emerged as the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has explained why he visited the Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike.
Atiku beat Wike during the PDP primaries to win the opposition ticket.
On Monday, he then visited the Governor his Abuja residence for a crucial fence-mending meeting.
However, Atiku said his visit to Wike was to ensure that every stakeholder was brought on board to boost the party’s chances of winning the 2023 presidential election.
He wrote: “In continuation of my commitment to bring everyone on board in ensuring that the PDP stands as one united party, earlier today, I visited His Excellency Gov Nyseom (sic) Wike at his Abuja residence. This is a continuous process.”
Atiku had defeated Wike and other PDP presidential aspirants during the party’s primary election on Saturday.
The Waziri of Adamawa gathered votes of 371 delegates while Wike polled 237 votes after the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, stepped down for him.