Okowa: Atiku made me angry, Wike admits


Wike, Atiku and Okowa

Governor Nyesom Wike admitted that he was angered by the comments of PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, concerning the national award conferred on his running mate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.

Atiku had said the award given to Okowa on Tuesday was another evidence that he was right to pick him as his running mate.

“Today’s conferment of the National Honour on Governor Ifeanyi A. Okowa by President Muhammadu Buhari is a testimonial that I made the right decision in tapping an achiever as my Vice Presidential candidate for the 2023 election. On behalf of my family, our team, and our supporters, I say congratulations,” Atiku stated.

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Speaking on Friday, Wike confirmed that he read the comments made by Atiku and was angry that he made such comments.

Wike said he received a national award in 2014 and he never expected Atiku to speak in such a manner.

The Rivers Governor said he has accepted the candidature of Atiku and Okowa but expected the presidential candidate to avoid comments that can cause division.

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