- Governor Wike has lambasted the critics of his administration in Rivers state
- Wike said that some of his critics were behind his alleged presidential posters that flooded some states
- The governor, however, noted that he no intention to run for the 2023 presidency
Amid rumour of his alleged presidential ambition in 2023, Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, has declared that he has no intention to vie for the presidency during the next general elections.
PM News reports that in an interview with Channels TV in Port Harcourt, Wike said his political detractors were behind the recent circulation of his posters in Abuja, which fulled rumours that he is gunning for the highest office in the land.
Legit.ng gathered that the governor said though it is his constitutional right to aspire for the office of the president, his present interest is the delivery of dividends of democracy to Rivers people.
“Since December last year to this period, we are commissioning projects. So people are now believing that with the commissioning of projects, he may have intention to run for president."
Wike also said the amendment of the Electoral Act by the National Assembly would be a mere charade if a card reader was not to be used to determine the validity of every vote cast.
He said because most National Assembly members were often preoccupied about the next election, they tend to skew the electoral amendment Act to benefit their interest and that of their political party.
The governor added:
“Why didn’t the President sign the last amendment Electoral Act, why? Because APC as a party had informed the president that if you sign this electoral amendment, you are likely to lose the election. Therefore, don’t sign it. And of course, the President did not sign the electoral amendment Act.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Governor Wike explained why his administration consistently shares car gifts and other items to judicial officers, especially judges.
It was reported that a statement released by Wike's media aide, Kelvin Ebiri, on Friday, January 29 revealed that the clarification followed a lawsuit filed against the Rivers state government by a Port Harcourt lawyer.