Former Senate president and Secretary of the Government of the federation (SGF) to ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan, Pius Anyim has reacted to accusations from Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike that he supported Obi’s vice president candidacy in 2019 against the wish of Anyim and some other politicians in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Anyim explained that he was not at the convention that produced Obi as Atiku’s running mate in 2019 and as such was not a party to it.
The former Senate president, made this known via a press statement made available to journalists on Thursday.
Anyim added that he needs to refresh Wike’s memory in order not to mislead or confuse the public about his supportership of any candidate in 2019.
His statement partly reads” I want to state categorically for governor Wike’s recollection, that i did not and never share any view with him on any candidate in 2019; neither his own candidate who then was Gov Tambuwal nor H/E Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
”Governor Wike may need to confirm from Gov. Peter that from the beginning to the end of 2019 elections, he enjoyed my encouragement and goodwill”
”The purpose of this clarification is to keep the records straight and to reconfirm to Gov. Wike that he is mistaken if the Pius Anyim he referred to is my humble self”