Rivers PDP defends Wike, faults Atiku’s spokesman

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The Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State on Saturday called on Daniel Bwala, the spokesperson for the presidential candidate of the party in the last general elections, Atiku Abubakar, to stop the persistent advertisement of his ignorance about the PDP.

 The party said contrary to the insinuation that the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, was working in the National Union of Road Transport Workers motor park when Atiku and others were founding the PDP, the former governor had been practising law before venturing into politics.

The Legal Adviser of the PDP in Rivers State and former Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association (Port Harcourt Branch), Chief Kingsley Chuku, said this while speaking with journalists in Abuja.

He said, “I came across a video making the rounds of one Daniel Bwala discussing the founding fathers of the PDP, stating that while Atiku Abubakar, his principal, was one of the founding fathers of the party, the former Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, was still working in the NURTW.

“That remark is a figment of Bwala’s imagination and I would have thought that a legal mind would do due diligence before going public with such misinformation.

“Chief Nyesom Wike, before being elected as Obio/Akpor Local Government chairman, was practising law in Port Harcourt; working in the law firm of E.C Ukala & Co, one of the reputable law firms in Port Harcourt.

“Where and how Bwala came up with such a level of ignorance, is something that cannot be fathomed.”

Chuku said members of the PDP in the state would continue to hold Wike in high esteem.

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