Wike Reveals What Coming To Abuja Reminds Him

By Ogechi Okorie

of Rivers State on Friday said he did not want to be in Abuja because it reminds him of his loss at the presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Recall that the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar emerged the presidential candidate at the primary conducted in Abuja on May 28 by the party.

Atiku polled 371 votes to defeat his main challenger, Wike, who scored 237 votes.

Speaking at a book launch, Wike said his visit to the nation’s capital brought back sad memory for her.

The book that was launched is titled: “Flowing Justice: Selected Leading Judgments of the of Appeal and Supreme Court.” It was authored by the retired Justice Abdu Aboki.

Wike said: “I want to once again congratulate My Lord, Hon Justice Abdu Aboki JSC for giving me this opportunity to be here and to be the chief launcher.

“But why I said My Lord did not do well is because if he had held this in Lagos or Kano, I would have been happy.”

Wike said that when he arrived in Abuja and saw the Eagle Square, he recalled the PDP presidential primary experience.

“When I landed (in Abuja) and then passed through the venue (Eagle Square), I said I think My Lord intentionally wanted me to remember 28 and 29 of May of what happened,” said Wike.

“Well, but life continues,” he joked.

Wike unveiled 200 copies of the book with a sum of N100 million.

The event was put together by a group of senior lawyers, including Prof. Yemi Akinseye-George, SAN, and Ahmed Raji, SAN. It had in attendance a number of past and serving justices of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal, politicians, traditional rulers, among others.

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