The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is attempting to micro-zone its presidential ticket to the southeast, but Governor Nyesom Wike is obstructing those attempts, according to the spokesman for the Atiku Campaign Organization, Daniel Bwala.
Bwala made the remark on Friday, hours after the governor of Rivers State briefed the media and discussed the issue that has beset the PDP since since its presidential primary vote in May.
“The whole gamut of power zoning here or there started with Governor Wike. He virtually had everything he wanted. He brought this chairman (Ayu). When a discussion was being done in the party that power should be zoned, I recall very well, Atiku was inclined that it should be zoned to either southeast or northeast – these are the two geo-political zones that have not benefited,” Bwala said on a Channels TV programme.
“Then, he (Wike) said if it was ever zoned to the southeast, he was not going to run. The movement then was that it should be micro-zoned to the southeast – among stakeholders from the region. He (Wike) frustrated it because he was interested.”