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Governor Wike Speaks On Frustrating Zoning Of PDP Ticket To The South



Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has taken a swipe on those accusing him and his Benue State counterpart, Samuel Ortom, of frustrating the micro-zoning of the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the South East geopolitical zone.

The governor said he had always believed and supported concerted efforts toward ensuring that the presidency is zoned to the South.

Wike spoke yesterday at Itu Bridge Head, in Itu community, Emohua local government area of the state, venue of the flag-off of the Akpabu- Odido Road project.

He said, “I was one of those who led the campaign that the party’s chairmanship should go to the North because I believed the presidency should go to the South.


“I attended meetings of southern governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other parties from Delta to Lagos to Enugu states, where we agreed that the presidency should come to the south.”

The governor noted that while southern cross-party consultations were going on, there were people in the PDP who were bent on frustrating the eventual zoning of the party’s presidential ticket to the South.


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