The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has promised to make known his preferred presidential candidate in January 2023 against the general election in February 2023.
In a report shared by ChannelsTv, the Governor who lost the Peoples Democratic Party Primaries to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in July 2022 revealed that he will move from State to State to campaign for his candidate.
“From January next year, I will campaign to my people whom they will vote for,” Wike said when he commissioned the tenth flyover by his administration in the Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers.
“So, all of you who have been in suspense, who have been saying all kinds of things, abusing me, wait. January is here.
“Not only will I tell them (my people) whom to vote, I will move from state to state (for campaigns) and why they should vote for the person, nothing will happen,” he said.
Wike had demanded the suspension of the PDP National Chairman Iyorchia Ayu. A request which was not heeded to.
Thereafter, Wike, with four other PDP governors known as the G5 or the Integrity Group, stated that it can only support Alhaji Atiku if the Benue-born Ayu must step down for a southern Chairman.
Meanwhile, Wike promised logistics support for the campaigns of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi; and his New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) counterpart, Rabiu Kwankwaso. A promise that he fulfilled by rolling out armored cars for the campaign activities of Peter Obi in Port Harcourt today.
Wike also raised suspicion when he interacted with stalwarts of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) like Adams Oshiomhole and Governors Dave Umahi (Ebonyi), Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), and Ben Ayade (Cross River).
Citizens wondered whether the Ikwerre-born lawyer is supporting the candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.