PDP crisis: Atiku’s reconciliation attempt belated – DG VON
Director-General of Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu, has said that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s move to reconcile with Governor Nyesom Wike’s group in the Peoples Democratic Party is belated.
Okechukwu said this when he responded to a statement by Atiku that the ruling All Progressives Congress was a contraption of Bola Tinubu’s party, Action Congress of Nigeria, and the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.)’s party, the Congress for Progressive Change, which, according to him, would collapse after its defeat in the 2023 general election, and that he would reconcile with Wike-G-5-Masquerade.
In a statement in Abuja titled, “Atiku’s attempt to reconcile with Wike-G-5 -Masquerade is belated by headwinds”, the APC chieftain described the assertion made by the presidential candidate of the PDP as hallucination and medicine after death.
According to him, it was ridiculous for the former Vice President to think that the plank of justice of rotation convention meted to PDP’s Constitution and the Federal Character principle of the 1999 Constitution would be easily swept under the carpet.
On the issue that the APC would lose the 2023 presidential election and collapse, being a contraption of Tinubu’s party and defunct CPC, Okechukwu exclaimed, “Is it not an express loss of memory for His Excellency who was a member of the new PDP that joined in the formation of the APC, to attempt to rewrite history in pursuit of his presidential ambition?”
He said it would be unfair and unpatriotic to the southern part of the country for any northerner to think of presiding over the country after the tenure of Buhari, a fellow northerner, in May 2023.
“This is one of the major headwinds that are blocking his puerile reconciliation with Wike-G-5-Masquerade. Atiku is a foremost beneficiary of the rotation convention in 2018, during the PDP’s presidential primary in Port Harcourt, which Wike hosted. It’s trite law that he who comes to equity will come with clean hands.”