"Nobody betrayed anyone, If we wanted a Southern President it won't be a talkative one," Governor Udom Emmanuel replies Wike
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"Nobody betrayed anyone, If we wanted a Southern President it won't be a talkative one," Governor Udom Emmanuel replies Wike

Governor of Akwa Ibom, Udom Emmanuel has told Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State that Southern Governors did not betray him following the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the 2023 general election.

The Governor who is also in the southern region of Nigeria whom Wike blamed for his failure, said: "Nobody betrayed anyone. If we wanted a Southern President it won't be a talkative." This was in response to questions from newsmen about his reactions on the just concluded PDP presidential primaries and retrieved by ikosamede.com

Recall that Atiku emerged as the Presidential candidate of the PDP for the 2023 general election on Saturday.

Atiku polled 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.



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