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General News of Wednesday, 15 March 2023


PDP Govs betrayed our quest for Southern President – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike

Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has said some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors almost thwarted the desire for a southerner to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.

Wike explained that he contested the PDP presidential primary last year because of his firm belief that the south should produce Buhari’s successor.

The Governor spoke during the Rivers State student community town hall meeting/interactive session at the Obi Wali International Conference centre, Port Harcourt.

He explained that why the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors adhered to the resolutions reached by southern Governors in Asaba, Lagos and Enugu their PDP counterparts acted otherwise.

“We agreed in Southern Nigeria, all of us as governors, we agreed, we said it doesn’t matter the party you belong to, whether you are in no party, whether you are in a party, whether you are in any organisation, power must come to the south. But we in PDP betrayed ourselves.”

Wike said he had no problem with anybody, who voted for any of the two major presidential candidates from the south in the just-concluded election.

“What matters most is that presidential power will be shifting from the north to the south of Nigeria at the end of President Buhari’s tenure”, he said

Wike used the interactive session to acquaint the students with his numerous developmental achievements.

He urged them to support the PDP governorship candidate, Sir Siminialayi Fubara on Saturday’s election to consolidate on the gains of his administration.