It has been reported by the Sun Nigeria that The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has decided to endorse and campaign for Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the February, 2023 presidential election, set to hold in less than five weeks.
Hon. Samuel Nwanosike, Chairman of Ikwerre Local Government Area, a member of the Rivers Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), told reporters that after the PDP leaders, including Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, dumped the PDP’s presidential candidate, they x-rayed the other two frontrunners, Peter Obi of the Labour Party and Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and found Bola Tinubu to be a better candidate. ‘After we dropped Atiku, we screened Obi and Tinubu and found that Tinubu is the best [of all the presidential candidates],” Nwanosike stated.
Nwanosike, a staunch ally of Rivers State governor Nyesom Wike, continued by saying that they will not support PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar even if he reconciles with Wike in the future. This is unless they receive direct orders from Wike to do so. According to Nwanosike, the party is committed to running an aggressive campaign for Tinubu in the state, while the party’s leadership is prepared to work around the clock to guarantee that Atiku Abubakar, the PDP’s presidential nominee, loses in the state.