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Tuesday, March 7th, 2023
(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has stated that he did not express opposition towards the presidential candidates of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, and the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu in the just concluded presidential campaign period.
Wike made this known during the commissioning of Chokocho-Igbodo Road in the Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State.
According to him, his position was hinged on advocating for the rotation of power from the North to the Southern region of Nigeria, and he remains unapologetic about his decision.
He said: “Whether you voted for Labour, I have no problem with you. Whether you voted for APC, I have no problem with you. That is what we have argued for: that the north has had it for eight years. Therefore the south must be there for eight years.
“As far as I am concerned, anybody from the south, that is my position. That is what we agreed in the Integrity Group that we must make sure that the south emerges as the next President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“Each time I went for a campaign, nobody has ever heard me criticise Obi. Nobody has ever heard me criticise Asiwaju. I owe nobody any apology that people voted for the southern presidency.”
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