For thread to pass through a needle might even be easier than for the former Vice President and one time Chieftain of All Progressive Congress (APC) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to realize his ambition of becoming the President of Nigeria.
Newly elected national chairman People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Hon. Barr. Uche Secondus has revealed that he has uncovered the secret behind former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s purported resignation from the ruling All Progressives Congress and the motive behind his rejoining the PDP at a time decisions over 2019 general elections are yet to take shape.
Secondus revealed this during an interactive session with Rivers State PDP members in Portharcourt Monday afternoon ahead of the newly constituted PDP reconciliatory committee’s visit to the State.
The opposition PDP chairman, Secondus, our source reported was responding to a statement earlier made at the meeting by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike who had publicly cautioned the former VP Atiku Abubakar to slow his desperation for the top seat or lead PDP to the rock in 2019.
Secondus said he has uncovered the reasons behind the former VP Atiku Abubakar’s return to the PDP, saying that he got the information concerning the plot between Atiku and Buhari from a highly respected source whom he said is very close to the presidency.
According to Secondus, the ruling APC knows it has failed the people and it is doing everything possible to stay in power beyond May 29, 2019, including sending a highly placed politician to come and cause avowed acrimony between members with the intention of clinching the party’s ticket only for him to give way to his brother, Buhari and the APC, few days to the general elections and at a time when it would be difficult for the PDP to put forth or field another candidate.
New-Nigeria Reporters learnt that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, had earlier warned PDP who cared to listen that PDP would be swallowing a self destructive pill if it hands Atiku the party’s ticket for the 2019 presidential elections.
The source revealed that the Rivers State Governor who’s believed to be the sole sponsor of Barr. Uche Secondus during the PDP chairmanship contest told allies that he (Wike) spent roughly N500,000,000 (five hundred million Naira) to ensure the emergence of Secondus whom he (the governor) said is the only way to stop Atiku Abubakar’s spy-like activities in the PDP.
When contacted on the phone, media aide to the former VP Atiku Abubakar denied any conspiracy between his boss and President Muhammadu Buhari whom he said has no capacity to influence his boss, Atiku, to such extent, adding that Atiku Abubakar’s romance with the PDP is genuine because of the plight of Nigerians at the mercy of APC led administration in the country.