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Why didn’t you talk about consensus candidate in 2019 – Wike blasts Saraki led committee

  The Rivers State Governor has said he does not believe in the move to reach an agreement for a consensus candidate for the Peoples Democra...

 


The Rivers State Governor has said he does not believe in the move to reach an agreement for a consensus candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party, ahead of the general election in 2023.

 

The Governor particularly referred to the Saraki led committee which has been meeting PDP stakeholders seeking to reach an agreement on a consensus candidate for the party.

 

Speaking during a meeting with members of the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abuja on Tuesday, the Governor asked why there was no talk of a consensus candidate for the party during the 2019 general elections.

 

While clarifying that he believes in consensus, the presidential hopeful, however, said he would not agree to any consensus arrangement that is already skewed.

 

He said “When we did our convention in 2018 about ten people contested, there was no consensus.

 

“In 2019 why didn’t you talk about consensus, the primary was wide open, you know I supported Aminu Tambuwal I have no regrets but when Tambuwal lost I carried the campaign of Atiku on my head and that is what it is supposed to be.

 

“I told them, (the Saraki-led committee) that what you are coming to tell me is shine-shine bobo, the more you look the less you see. I said I’m not going to buy that one and you know it will not work.

 

“I believe in consensus-based on equity justice and fairness, but not from people who have conspired, to think that they can bring me in, they cannot bring me in”.

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