The former lawmaker representing Kaduna central senatorial district, Shehu Sani on Tuesday claimed that the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike was not betrayed by Southern Governors during the presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party last Saturday.
According to Sani, the Southern Governors only looked beyond the presidential primary of the party and decided to choose an aspirant who will win the 2023 general election.
The former lawmaker, however, said Wike remains an indispensable force for the battle ahead.
Recall that former vice president, Atiku Abubakar gathered a total of 371 votes to defeat his closest challenger, Wike, who garnered 237 votes.
Former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, scored 70; Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, scored 38; Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, polled 20 votes; Anyim Pius Anyim scored 14, Sam Ohabunwa polled 1 and Olivia Tariela also scored one vote.
Sani in a post on Twitter on Tuesday said, “I don’t think the Southern Governors betrayed Wike; they simply looked beyond the primaries and opted for a formidable aspirant who can overcome northern sentiment, mobilise voters and ultimately win the general elections.
“Wike remains an indispensable force for the battle ahead.”
This article was originally published on Nigeria News