2023: G5 governors close to announcing preferred presidential candidate – Wike

Our reporter/ Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike on Tuesday hinted that the G-5 governors are on the verge of picking their preferred candidate for the February 25 presidential election.

Kelvin Ebiri, the governor’s spokesperson, in a statement, said Wike spoke at St. Martin’s Anglican Church, Omagwa town, venue of the LGA flag-off rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers state.

According to Wike, the beauty of the forthcoming election is that it will leave no room for any form of electoral manipulation and intimidation from security personnel.

“This time, no army will do anything. No Fakorode will do anything. No police will do anything. Now, it is one man, one vote. All the votes must be in one basket from governorship to house of assembly. The other one we are concluding. When we conclude, you will be told,” the governor was quoted to have said.

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“Nobody should intimidate you. Nobody should tell you any story. We are free-born of this country. We are not second-class citizens. Nobody can tell us anything. I dare them. Let anybody do any funny thing, We’ll tell them we are from Rivers state.

“As we finish from here now, you’ll go home and start working before the appropriate time when we will ring the bell. When you hear the bell ringing, know that the decision has been taken.”

Wike’s comment comes as the speculations over which presidential candidate the G5 governors will support, amid the crisis in the PDP.


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