Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, claims that he did not criticize Peter Obi, the candidate of the Labour Party (LP), or Bola Tinubu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the recently concluded February 25 presidential election because he is a "apostle" of the transfer of power to the southern region of Nigeria.
Speaking at the opening of the Chokocho-Igbodo Road in Rivers State's Etche Local Government Area, Wike asserted that he owed no one an explanation for his support for the transfer of power to the south following the eight-year term of the current president, Muhammadu Buhari, who is from the North-West geopolitical zone's Katsina State.
The Rivers governor also praised the people for voting a southern President in the just-concluded elections.
He claimed that although the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) constitution's Section 7(3)(c) recognized zoning and a rotating president, the party's leadership disregarded the rules set down by the organization.
In his words, he said, “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.”
SOURCE: Channels TV
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