Nigerians have reacted to the move by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, to appease the former Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike.
Best News Network had earlier reported that Atiku had set up a committee to reach out to Wike and other aggrieved members of the party ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Governor Wike has remained silent since the former Vice President decided to pick the Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate.
Atiku in his plan to win the 2023 presidential election set up the committee to woo the aggrieved members to come on board.
A top Atiku confident told The Punch that the team would reach out to people close to Governor Wike to plead with him to work with the former Vice President.
Following the development, some Nigerians have taken to the micro-blogging platform, Twitter to react to the move by Atiku to appease Wike and other aggrieved PDP members.
See some of the reactions below.
@onyiuke_2 wrote: “Woo Wike to do what exactly? Election malpractice for him? “When Wike was shouting that PDP zoning should be respected as we won’t accept another Northern after Buhari. Atiku should go and rest.”
@CyArinze wrote: “These people are only using Wike. When dey needs help dey to remember Wike “Only God knows d kind of back sit dey will throw Wike to if dey win. Wike should be careful.”
@Kingzidizaga wrote: “Rivers state governors are only good for supporting other candidates from other regions with the state resources, after elections, they are discarded, look at Amechi. “I’m sure Wike would learn from Amechi’s experience. Atiku and PDP should do what? Relax!“
@sydorph wrote: “Wike way I trust, he will make sure he wait forait Atiku at end of the road and do him that thing, them think say them wise abi.“
@BennyB09907071 wrote: “Atiku should bear the consequences of his actions….the scare of what he did to Obasanjo made him choose Okowa over Wike.”
@CBC_Ben wrote: “He should step down for him if he wants to pacify him. 😂😂”
@larryumolo wrote: “May Wike never, ever support Atiku. The Tambuwas of this world are enough for Atiku. “May God touch the heart and soul of Wike to make him realise that Peter Obi is the only candidate that he should support for the sake of his personal dignity, and the good people of Nigeria.”
@emekageorge57 wrote: “The only option for Wike is to support Peter Obi so that his sin will be forgiven and forgotten.”