Atiku brought social media to Nigeria, people now use it to abuse him – Campaign Council

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Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) in Rivers State, Senator Lee Maeba, has said that there is no division in the state PDP.

Maeba who spoke during a media interaction at the council’s office in Port Harcourt, Monday said it is the obligation of party members to vote for PDP candidates in the 2023 general elections.

He said: “We do not have a divided party. All PDP members have an obligation to vote for Atiku/Okowa for president. In PDP, there is no faction. We are saying everyone should vote for PDP.

“We have 32 House of Assembly candidates; we have 13 House of Representatives candidates; we have three senators; we have one governorship candidate and one presidential candidate. We are saying vote five-over-five in Rivers State.”

Explaining why Atiku Abubakar should be supported and voted as President in 2023, Maeba said, “The social media we are using right now, which is also being used to abuse our principal, was launched by our principal. Atiku Abubakar launched social media. He powered it with the GSM. Some people were making money with NITEL and 090 and did not want to hear anything about GSM. But, he took the bull by the horn, gathered the political will, and launched GSM.

“There were no credit cards prior to 1999. The Economic Reform Council under Atiku as vice president launched the Credit and Debit Cards. It was Atiku that introduced the forex market.

“Various institutions were built to provide services and fight corruption, UBE, NHIS, FIU, EFCC, and others. They shaped Nigeria to take off and by 2015, Nigeria was the largest economy in Africa. But, today, all has been derailed. We need Atiku to put it all back together.”

Speaking on Governor Wike’s accusation that members of the PCC joined the Atiku/Okowa train because they were not given the state’s party ticket for governorship, he described himself and others as party loyalists who were not trying to pull down the party.