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“Wike forced Peter Obi’s out from PDP before 2023 elections” – Atiku’s aide reveals

Paul Ibe, the spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the 2023 elections, Atiku Abubakar, has clarified that Atiku did not play a role in Peter Obi’s departure from the party.

In a recent episode of Seun Okinbaloye’s Mic On podcast released on Saturday, Ibe addressed questions regarding the reasons behind Obi’s exit from the party. 

He stated that Atiku did not force Obi to leave the party and revealed that there were other factors which contributed to Obi’s resignation.

According to Ibe, the main reason behind Obi’s departure was the political aspirations of Nyesom Wike, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), who aimed to secure the presidency for the southern region. 

Ibe revealed that Wike’s promotion of his zone for the presidency in the south influenced Obi’s decision to resign from the PDP.

While acknowledging Wike’s influence in the party, Ibe said, “Wike has charted different paths to serve his interest because I don’t understand what interest, is it the PDP interest? It cannot be. It is his interest all well and good for him.”

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