2023 Elections: Wike Makes Public Announcement on His Preferred Presidential Candidate
- Governor Wike has opened up on his decision concerning choosing a preferred presidential candidate
- The Rivers governor on Wednesday, February 1, said he knows whom he will vote for in the coming presidential election
- Wike, however, noted that he did not inform anyone that he will publicly reveal the identity of his chosen candidate
Port Harcourt, Rivers - The governor of Rivers, Nyesom Wike, seems to have made up his mind on which presidential candidate he has endorsed ahead of the February 25 election.
During the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s campaign rally in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, February 1, Wike noted that both himself and the people of the oil-rich state already know who they will vote for, The Cable reports.
Defending his reason for not revealing the name of his choice candidate, the fiery governor made it clear that he never at any time mentioned that he will be making a public announcement on his decision.
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“I never told anybody one day, I will bring a camera and announce to you this is who will go. I said I will tell Rivers people the candidate they will support.
“I did not tell you the method of saying it. I did not tell you I will bring live coverage and say it. But Rivers people know.”
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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state earlier said that the window to reconcile for Nigeria's opposition party, the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) is very small and will soon be shut.
Wike made this surprising disclosure during an exclusive interview with the BBC Pidgin while addressing his rift with the party's presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar and the PDP since after the primaries conducted in 2022.
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According to the south-south governor, his choice of who he decides to support for the 2023 presidential election is something that will be clear to everybody "at the right time."
"Why are you in a hurry," he queried when BBC Pidgin asks him who he will support for the 2023 presidential election.