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Wike: I never promised to announce my presidential candidate publicly



The Governor of Rivers stateNyesom Wike, has claimed he never said he would publicly announce his preferred presidential candidate in the forthcoming election.

Wike’s candidate for president is considered significant, given his ongoing feud with the leadership of his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), following the emergence of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar as the party’s presidential candidate in May 2022.

Wike is one of five aggrieved PDP governors known as the G5 or Integrity Group who have remained defiant in their opposition to the North producing both the national chairman and presidential candidate.

They have refused to campaign for Atiku on the grounds that there must be equity, fairness, and justice.

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Former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside, on Tuesday, challenged Wike to name his presidential candidate as expected.

But the Rivers governor fired back at the All Progressives Congress (APC) member.

“You have the guts to tell me I should name my presidential candidate. Are we at the same level? Failure and success, are they the same?” Wike asked at the Rivers State PDP campaign rally in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.

“Look at the man who is always failing every day. He does not understand the activities of G5. I have told most people who don’t know, G5 that we’re fighting is like guerilla warfare. The more you look, the less you see.


“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. But 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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