By Patrick Anum
Atiku on Wednesday said his government would be run on national unity if elected as president in the 2023 general elections.
He had promised to unify Nigeria by ensuring equity and fairness as well as reflect the federal character system in appointments to government offices.
But Wike described Atiku’s comment as insincere and maintained that Nigerians could not be fooled again.
He said, “Some people now are criticising Buhari’s appointments. Why did they not challenge Buhari since? Election has come. Who is fooling who? All these past seven years, you have not challenged Buhari but election has come. Nobody can fool anybody,” the Rivers governor stated.
Wike, therefore, advised Atiku to start his government of national unity within the PDP by ensuring that Iyorchia Ayu step down as PDP national chairman.
“Some people said they will form a government of national unity. It is not to talk but start now to implement it. If you cannot implement the small one, is it the big one (you will implement?)
“I pity poor Nigerians. When I heard people go to townhall meetings and said all kinds of things: they said they will implement restructuring, they will make sure that every zone will have a member in the security council, that it is not good for one zone to produce all the security chiefs but it is good for one zone to occupy all party positions. You see how Nigerians are,” the governor stated.