Wike: I will only quit 2023 presidential race if…
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike says he will not shelve his presidential ambition for any consensus candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the party’s primary elections.
The governor made this known in an interview with BBC pidgin in Port Harcourt on Friday.
He said he’s the most qualified and experienced among the PDP presidential aspirants, adding that only death will make him quit his ambition to become the President of Nigeria.
“The only thing that will make me to quit is death; if I’m alive, we will finish it on 28/29 of May (date for PDP presidential primaries).”
Wike, who spoke in pidgin English, said “I have been a local government chairman which is the grassroot, I have been a minister and now a Governor. How many of the aspirants have such experience?”
He explained that former vice President Atiku Abubakar has only been a vice president, not a minister or even Governor.
He said the delegates will vote for him, adding that he’s the only one who’s been visiting every state to campaign.
“If they put me and other aspirants side by side, the delegates will choose me, because I have been the one going from State to State telling them to vote for me.
“Why would I step down for anybody? If you want to do consensus, you will do it with equity and fairness.
“If the consensus you want to do is to gang up against one or two people, why will I join in that type of consensus. The people talking about consensus, are their hands clean? Their hands are not clean,” he added
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