PDP should apologise for Atiku’s divisive comment – Wike

Nigeria currently on life support - Wike

Nyesom Wike, the Rivers State governor has called on the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to apologise to Nigerians over the divisive comment by the party’s Presidential standard bearer, Atiku Abubakar.

Atiku had in Kaduna on Friday during an interactive session with the Arewa Joint Committee said that the average Northerners needs a presidential candidate who is from the North and not the South.

He said: “I know the whole of this country. I have built bridges across this country.

“I think what an average northerner needs, is somebody who is from the north, who also understands the other parts of Nigeria, and who has been able to build bridges across the rest of the country. This is what the northerner needs”

But speaking at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa in Ikwerre Local Government Area shortly after arriving from his short trip to Spain, Wike described Atiku’s statement as dangerous.

The Rivers State Governor had jetted out to Spain with his counterparts; Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), and Samuel Ortom (Benue).

He said that it was disgraceful for Atiku to have made such comments, calling on the party to apologise for the divisive comments.