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I wasn’t consulted to be on Bayelsa APC campaign council — Wike

A former governor of Rivers State and current Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike has said the top echelon of the All Progressives Congress (APC) did not consult him before shortlisting his name as a member of its national campaign council in Bayelsa State.

The APC had in a list of campaign council members for the Bayelsa governorship election slated for November, named Wike as a member of the council while his party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) equally listed him in its campaign council.

But speaking on the Channels TV programme ‘Politics Today’ on Wednesday night, Wike said he was not consulted by APC leaders before his name was shortlisted.

He also said he has never discussed the issue of his defection to the ruling APC with its national chairman, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

Wike said, “ If I want to go to APC, I will tell my people. But I am still a member of PDP and I was not consulted before my name was listed in the APC campaign council. You don’t even need to consult me because I am still a member of PDP. 

“But there is what PDP must do, and then I will accept them. They must apologise to me. I am a very happy man. I have not discussed anything with Ganduje about my coming to APC. But I want to support Asiwaju to finish well.”