Former governor of Jigawa, Sule Lamido, has said the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, made Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, who should be saved from his own anger.
Lamido said; “Governor Wike is somebody who is very forceful, who has done so well as a governor of PDP in his own state and who has been very supportive of the PDP. But again, he was made by the PDP. He is somebody we must make sure we preserve and we must rescue him from his own anger.”
He stated this while speaking with Vanguard on Wednesday.
According to him, Wike has done well for the PDP and is fit to be Nigeria’s president after Atiku Abubakar.
“Wike is a huge treasure for the PDP and one of the best materials. If we win (in 2023), he is the natural heir to the throne because he has the quality, the aura, the charm, the charisma and the age. I have been saying this: PDP is a family. There was a primary election and there were expectations but some of them were not met. So, it is natural for one to react. I can understand that,” Lamido said.
This is coming in the wake of a crisis rocking the party after the Presidential primaries held earlier in the month.
Wike has since distanced himself from Atiku and his presidential campaign after he was ignored as Atiku’s running mate while holding closed-door meetings with opposition figures.
There has been speculation that the Rivers State governor may dump the PDP he had reiterated that he remained committed to the party irrespective of the outcome of the primary.