2023: Wike says G-5 has not reached deal with anyone

Our reporter/ Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike on Friday dismissed reports that the G-5 have struck a deal with a presidential candidate ahead the 2023 presidential election.

Wike, who waved off the reports, during the flag-off of the construction of Eneka-Igbo Etche Road in Rivers state, described them as untrue.

“(They said) Wike had an interview with BBC and he said we have a deal with so and so. Meanwhile, no video, no audio. And some of you waste your time listening to such things,” he said.

“Don’t you know that when I want to do something, I will do it? Don’t you know? Do you need to speculate? You don’t need to speculate. They said there is trouble but there is no trouble. What we have is an introduction to the trouble that is going to come!”

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“So, my dear people, I just want to tell you that whatever decision I will take, I will let you know. I cannot take any decision without taking advice from you,” the governor added, urging detractors to leave members of the G-5.

“I just want to enjoy myself and my family,” Wike said, maintaining that he is not contesting an election next year and thus should not be the subject of speculations.

The outspoken governor, also accused Atiku of holding secret meetings with governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and failing to keep to his promise of not having the PDP presidential candidate and the party’s chairman from the same region (North).

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