Wike Denies Working Against Peter Obi In Presidential Election…
Written by City Radio on March 22, 2023
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has denied working against the candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi, in the February 25 presidential election.
61-year-Obi, who, in less than a year, galvanised young voters in a manner some have described as unprecedented finished the race with 6,101,533. He trailed behind Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who got 6,984,520 votes.
Following Obi’s loss to Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Wike has been accused of working against the former Anambra State Governor.
Speaking during a media chat with selected journalists in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, Wike said he only advised the people of Rivers State to vote for the unity of Nigeria.
Wike accused Obi of being ungrateful, recalling how he picked him to be the running mate to Atiku in the 2019 general elections.
During the interview, Wike said he never told Rivers people to work against Obi for Tinubu. He explained that he told his people to rather vote for Nigeria’s unity. In his words,
“As far as Rivers State is concerned, their position is that ‘look, we want a power shift.’ And there are two candidates from the South – Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Peter Obi. If Rivers people have chosen to vote for Asiwaju, and the same Rivers people also voted for Peter Obi, that tells you that their decision was to vote for a Southern President.”