Former Minister of Information and member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees, Professor Jerry Gana, has described as fake reports linking Rivers State Governor, Barrister Nyesom Wike, with moves to remove Atiku Abubakar as the party standard-bearer in next February presidential election.
In a statement on Friday, Gana also said it was false that Wike instructed the removal of the ceremonial PDP flags and insignia from the Rivers State Government House and Governor’s Office.
His statement reads in full: “Our attention has been drawn to some fake news, making it necessary to issue this firm statement:
• News in the media that Governor Nyesom Wike has commenced legal proceedings challenging the outcome of the 2022 PDP Presidential Primary, is totally false. We unequivocally state that Governor Nyesom Wike has NOT and will NOT challenge the outcome of the just concluded PDP Presidential Primaries in Court. He has long moved beyond such an action to focus on matters of how best to ensure victory for the PDP in the forthcoming elections.
• It has also been alleged that Governor Nyesom Wike instructed the removal of the ceremonial PDP flags and insignia from the Rivers State Government House and Governor’s Office. This again is totally false and misleading. The Rivers State Governor never gave such instructions.
• It appears that some forces within and outside the Party are expressly opposed to the reconciliatory moves between His Excellency, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Governor Nysome Wike. Such malicious efforts will surely fail, by the grace of God.
“Let me assure all party faithfuls and supporters that we are strongly determined to ensure the success of the current reconciliation process. “Building a stronger and more united Peoples Democratic Party is our paramount priority as we move towards the 2023 general elections.”