Doyin Okupe Reveals How North Ganged Up Against Governor Wike 24 Hours Before PDP Convention for Atiku’s Victory
Vondigest reports that former PDP chieftain and Peter Obi’s Campaign Director, Doyin Okupe has revealed how former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and other northern elites outsmarted Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.
Reacting in a post on Twitter to Atiku’s victory in the PDP presidential primary, Okupe, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, claimed that the winner of the main opposition party’s primary was concluded 24 hours before the convention.
He said the North had to come up with a strategy to defeat Nyesom Wike because he had gain ground across the country over other aspirants.
Okupe wrote wrote, ”ATIKU’S VICTORY AND THE SUPREMACY OF THE NORTH. Atiku won the PDP presidential primaries on Saturday, the 28th of May 2023. But the assurance of the victory was concluded some 24hrs before the delegates elections.
“Prior to the advent of the primaries, the North had taken a preemptive strike by installing a loyalist as the National Chairman with ready acquiescence of PDP Southern leaders who believed naively that with that arrangement in place, a southern presidential candidate was a certainty.
”The only job of the National Chairman was to cause a flagrant violation of the PDP constitution and ensure a paralysis of the zoning arrangement.
“After this the remaining job, which was completely overlooked by Wike and his powerful clique of serving and former governors, was to cause a late rally of northern delegates which was certain to guarantee victory since the north had a significant numerical advantage over the south.
”There was partial compliance but that was enough to tilt the crown towards the forever towering Atiku.
“The motley crowd of southern aspirants present a shameful and near pathetic view. An assembly of self-seeking and self-conceited but nevertheless unwise collection of naive politicians, competing in as minions in a game organized and executed by experts and celebrated master.
“My only regret in all these is that southern politicians will always be defeated in this arena till kingdom come because each crop of new leaders assumes that assertion to power is an incontestable evidence of acquisition of knowledge and experience.
”Those who asked Tambuwal to withdraw were not rich people, neither were they serving nor former governors. Those who do not respect the council of elders are often met with failures and shame in their many pursuits.
”Once again, the North has triumphed over the folly of their southern counterparts. But let us hope this is not a pyrrhic victory. Only time will tell.”