Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has reacted after Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, distanced himself from a suit challenging the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar.
HausaToday reports that the Governor in an interview had noted that the purported suit said to have been filed by him was the handiwork of mischief makers to cause confusion and crisis in the party.
This comes shortly after it was reported that Wike had sued Atiku and demanded that he be declared the winner of the party’s presidential primary election that happened in May.
In the suit, Wike reportedly asked the court to determine eight issues which include whether the purported transfer of Tambuwal’s votes to Atiku by the PDP was illegal and void.
He urged the court to decide if Tambuwal lost his claim to votes the moment he stepped down for Atiku, whilst further asking the court to determine whether Tambuwal “having stepped down during the primaries ought to lose his votes.”
Wike denies Lawsuit Against Atiku
However, speaking a day after the news broke that he had filed the suit at the Federal High Court Abuja, Wike emphatically said, “I don’t know anything about the so called suit. I did not ask anyone to file any suit for me “I don’t know the lawyers”.
Continuing, he said, “am I a kid to be filing a suit at this time. I had 14 days after the primary within which to have filed any suit. I didn’t do that then, is it two months after primary I will file a suit?”
Reno Speaks On PDP’s Love For Wike
Reacting to the statement, Reno via his Instagram on Friday, said that PDP has internal mechanisms which are being put into effect if Wike has grievances against the party, adding that the party and its presidential candidate got nothing but love for Wike.
“If Governor Wike has grievances, we have internal mechanisms. And those mechanisms are being put into effect. PDP and Atiku have nothing but love for Wike. We are sorry to disappoint our enemies who expected us to fight each other in court, and who perhaps sponsored the spurious law suit.”