Following Peter Obi’s loss and with Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), declared as president-elect by INEC, Nigerians have accused Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike of betraying Peter Obi, the Labour Party Presidential candidate.
Wike during a media chat with selected journalists in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, March 22, debunked this by stating that he never told Rivers people to work against Obi for Tinubu. He explained that he only told his people to rather vote for Nigeria’s unity.
The Rivers governor further accused Obi of being ungrateful, and revealed how he picked him to be the running mate to Atiku in the 2019 general elections, despite the oppositions surrounding his decision then.
Wike is quoted as saying:
“I never told Rivers people to vote for the candidate (of the APC). I told Rivers people (to vote) for the unity of Nigeria.
“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 same Rivers people also voted for Peter Obi. That tells you that their decision was to vote for a Southern President.”