Shehu Sani tells Wike that the southern governors did not betray him

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Senator Shehu Sani, a former lawmaker, has assured Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike that Southern governors did not abandon him following the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Presidential candidate for the 2023 general election.

Sani, who served in the 8th National Assembly as a member of Kaduna Central, believes the Southern Governors only went beyond the primaries and chose a formidable candidate who could overcome northern sentiment, mobilize votes, and win the general elections.

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On Saturday, Atiku emerged as the PDP’s presidential candidate for the 2023 general election.

Atiku received 371 votes to surpass his nearest rival, Wike, who received 237 votes.

Dr. Bukola Saraki, the former Senate President, received 70 votes; Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel, received 38 votes; Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, received 20 votes; Anyim Pius Anyim received 14, Sam Ohabunwa received 1, and Olivia Tariela received one vote.

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Sani, on the other hand, commented on his Twitter account on Tuesday:

“I don’t believe the Southern Governors deserted Wike; instead, they chose a formidable candidate who can overcome northern sentiment, mobilize people, and ultimately win the general elections.”

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“Wike is an unavoidable factor in the next conflict.”

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