- The rift between Rivers State Governor and PDP standard-bearer Atiku Abubakar has continued to threaten the party’s chances in the upcoming elections.
- This is when Governor Nyesom Wike has spoken out loud about his choice in the polls, while continuing to move against Atiku.
- Interestingly, the former vice president, who has long been approached to broker peace with Wike and the other aggrieved governors, has moved on to try his bit in the poll.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has made some revelations about his preferred presidential candidate.
Hinting at his choice of candidate, Wike expressed confidence that whoever he adopts as his candidate will emerge victorious in the February 25 presidential election.
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The Nation reported that the governor said the insults hurled at him would not change his mind about working for his yet-to-be-named preferred presidential candidate.
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Interestingly, he described his abusers as those who cannot mobilize 25 votes in their constituencies for any candidate.
The Governor spoke on Wednesday, January 4, at the start of construction of the Akpabu-Egbeda-Omoku Link Road in Egbeda, Emohua Local Government Area.
“If someone likes it, say what you want to say I’m working for such a person, it’s their business, say I’m not working for such a person, it’s their business.”
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He said he would focus on mobilizing support for his candidate rather than join in on issues with his detractors, who had lost their focus.
Wike wondered why people gave up so much political work hoping they would take delight in abusing party leaders.
He said that such behavior would only attract dire political consequences because they would end up crying bitterly when the reality of their political loss would eventually stare them in the face.
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As Nigerians get closer to the February presidential election with each passing day, many stakeholders have been giving their opinion on the presidential candidates for the election.
Aare Afe Babalola, the founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), has said that none of the presidential candidates in the 2023 election will bring new ideas unless Nigeria’s constitution is revised.
The aging statesman did not leave out his relative, Bola Tinubu, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), one of the leading presidential candidates in next month’s polls.
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legit.ng previously reported that the PDP crisis may be closer to being resolved with strong appeals from Governor Godwin Obaseki and his Bayelsa counterpart Douye Diri to the G5 governors.
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Obaseki and Diri call on the G5 or Integrity Group led by Governor Nyesom Wike to join the party in building the country and renew hope for its people.
They said that the party is ready to approach those elected with a united and strong house, which is why it still opens the door for negotiations with the governors.