Atiku Vs Wike: Three Matches; One Won; One Ongoing, One Yet to Start

Atiku, Wike, pdp, dino melaye, tj yusuf
Atiku and Wike
Ahead of the forthcoming 2023 general elections in the Federal Republic of Nigeria, prominent politicians and strategic personalities have been deploying every shot of political tactics within their folds, purposely with the aim of ensuring actualization of their respective political goals, at the forthcoming electoral year.

Amidst the political contest ahead of the 2023 general elections, prominent members of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were not left out in the strategic political scheming ahead of the ways toward 2023.

In the political scheming, in as much as the politics and politicking of PDP is concerned, is noticeable - the political "cat and rat" race between the former Presidential candidate of the party in the 2019 Presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the incumbent Executive Governor of Rivers State, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike.

It could be recalled that ahead of the 2019 presidential primaries of PDP, Nyesom Wike was morally not in support of the presidential aspiration of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the reason that necessitated the holding of the PDP Presidential primaries in his home state, Rivers.

Distinctly, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar showed Nyesom Wike the "Monetary Chapter" of politics, defeating Wike and his supported presidential aspirant, Aminu Tambuwal, mercilessly at the "Dollar-Rain" Presidential Primary election.

Losing is part of learning, for those who really want to learn. Considering this, Wike must have gone back to the drawing board. He must have enrolled himself at the right School of Politics where "Monetary Politics" is being mastered. He seems to be graduating with excellent remarks. The verification could not be far fetch.

Although, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar could still be regarded as the master of the game, in as much as PDP presidential politics is concerned, Nyesom Wike must have thrown a card that would definitely force Alhaji Atiku Abubakar back to the reading room, where he will revise his political strategies and the reality at hand.

Late 2021, it was widely reported across the nation that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has been endorsed by Nyesom Wike. However, Wike did not consume the pride, he publicly acknowledged Atiku's visit to him but disregarded any form of endorsement.

Few weeks later, Governor Wike commenced consultation for his presidential ambition, the move that must have sent strong message to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar that Wike is up to the task, this time around.

Suspiciously, it was later discovered that Alhaji Atiku is launching a political check to balance the influence of Nyesom Wike, even, in Rivers State. Atiku was alleged to be supporting the governorship ambition of Farah Dagogo, a House of Representatives members from Rivers State. Clearly, Governor Wike is not in support of Dagogo's governorship ambition and he has showed Dagogo and the world that except in the advent of uncertainty, Dagogo is not in the game.

Although, the contest for the governorship ticket of PDP in Rivers State is not yet finally decided, the game may end in the favor of Governor Nyesom Wike who is leaving not stone unturned, in the course.

Firing back at Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Nyesom Wike, indirectly, kick started the testing of his political missiles against the former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Actually, his assault was first wrestled at balance with the political extension of Atiku, but he was able to gain more stamina as he reloaded his political force to bring down the mantle of Atiku Abubakar in Kogi State.

This occurred in the political contest between another member of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Yusuf, was allegedly reported to have been supported by Governor Wike against the Senatorial ambition of a former Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye, who is a staunch supporter of the Presidential aspiration of Alhaji Atiku.

The contest for the senatorial ticket of PDP in Kogi West Senatorial District is a pure political contest between Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Governor Nyesom Wike and it is nothing different from the annex political war between the duo in Rivers State.

The primary election for Kogi West took two round for a winner to emerge. At the first shot, the duo of Melaye and TeeJay held each other at 88 parallel votes from the delegates. The situation which necessitated a rerun, where TeeJay of Wike defeated Melaye of Atiku with 163 to 99 votes.

Convincingly, of the three matches, Wike FC has won a match at the home of Atiku's man, Dino Melaye; one match is on at the home of Wike (Rivers Governorship slot) while the third match would be held at Abuja where men would call men by the names in the course of picking the presidential candidate of PDP for the forthcoming 2023 general elections in Nigeria.

Category: Forum
Tag: Atiku, Wike, pdp, dino melaye, tj yusuf
Written by Omooba Alekuwodo
Published 5/25/2022 7:25:32 AM


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