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Wike Speaks On ‘Attacking’ Those Who Voted For Labour Party,APC

Wike Speaks On ‘Attacking’ Those Who Voted For Labour Party,APC



The Rivers State GovernorNyesom Wike on Monday said he was not against the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi and the All Progressives Congress (APC) flagbearer, Bola Tinubu.

Governor Wike said he is not against the presidential candidates because he is in support of the power shift to the southern region of Nigeria.

The Editor Nigeria learnt that Wike stated this at the commissioning of Chokocho-Igbodo Road in the Etche Local Government Area of Rivers state.

He further stated that he does not owe anybody apology for supporting the rotation of power to the south after President Muhammadu Buhari who is from the north ruled for eight years.

Wike commended the people for voting for a southern President in the just-concluded elections.


He said, “As far as I am concerned, anybody from the south, that is my position.”

According to Wike, Section 7(3)(c) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) constitution recognised zoning and rotational presidency but the leadership of the party contravened the provisions of the party’s regulations.

Wike further stated, “I owe nobody any apology at all. I am one of the apostles, one of those who stood firm that power must rotate to the South. This is for equity, this is for fairness and this is for justice.

“Whether you voted for Labour, I have no problem with you. Whether you voted for APC, I have no problem with you. That is what we have argued for: that the north has had it for eight years. Therefore the south must be there for eight years.


“As far as I am concerned, anybody from the south, that is my position. That is what we agreed in the Integrity Group that we must make sure that the south emerges as the next President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“Each time I went for the campaign, nobody has ever heard me criticise Obi. Nobody has ever heard me criticize Asiwaju. I owe nobody any apology that people voted for the southern presidency.”


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