Former Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu said the presidential candidate of PDP, Atiku Abubakar did not pick Nyesom Wike as his running mate because the governor talks too much.
Featuring on Channels Television’s Political Paradigm, Aliyu claimed Wike “insulted his way to power”.
He said Wike does not complement Atiku because of his temperament.
Aliyu said: “You do not go around choosing people that will not compliment you.
“You choose people who will compliment your office. People that are ready to take over from you and will make you comfortable.
“Unfortunately, I don’t know if it is his temperament. Sometimes when you speak too much. When you insult your way to power, it does not always happen.
“I can count many people who he has insulted. People will say he is always speaking his mind. But there are times you don’t need to speak your mind.”
Atiku last week, picked the Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, as his running mate.
Explaining his choice, Atiku stated that he was looking for someone who can sit as President whenever he is not in the country.