Wike is a talkative, Babangida Aliyu on why Atiku snubbed Rivers Gov as running mate


Former governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, has weighted into the disturbing discourse of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar’s failure to pick Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike as his running mate.

Aliyu claimed that Wike’s nature as a “talkative” was the main reason the former Vice President snubbed him for the position.

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, was announced as PDP’s Vice presidential candidate running mate on Thursday last week despite a committee set up by Iyorchia Ayu-led National Working Committee (NWC) voting 16-3 in favour of the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike.

Speaking on Channels Television’s Political Paradigm, Aliyu asserted that Wike “insulted his way into power”.

“You do not go around choosing people that will not compliment you,” he said.

“You choose people who will compliment your office. People that are ready to take over from you and will make you comfortable.

“Unfortunately, I don’t know if it is his power. Sometimes when you speak too much. When you insult your way to power, it does not always happen.

“I can count many people who he has insulted. People will say he is always speaking his mind. But there are times you don’t need to speak your mind,” Aliyu added.


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