The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said he is not nursing the ambition of running for the office of the President of Nigeria come 2023. Governor Wike made this clarification on Sunday in a television program monitored in Port Harcourt.
Governor Wike said, the speculations were causing distractions as he is focusing on delivering the dividends of democracy to the people of Rivers State.
He said in 2018 and 2019 when he was supporting his friend Aminu Waziri Tambulwal, it was speculated in the media that he was going to run with him, adding that it was his first tenure and he had not completed it and they wanted him to give that away.
clearing the speculation, Governor Wike stated that he is not going to run for the office of the president of Nigeria for now, that he is for now concentrating on developing Rivers State. “I am not a party to anybody saying that the problems in PDP is about 2023. “That can be the problem in APC because it is the ruling party. “This the last tenure of Mr. President and he is going. “So, people are hustling to take over from him within his party. “PDP has nothing to do with that because the way it is now, we are taking over from nothing. “Now, I just started my second tenure and you are talking about the presidency. “When that enters anybody’s head, then that person will not be able to provide the dividends of democracy to the people. “And that is the problem you see in APC because everybody is thinking of taking over from the President instead of concentrating to do their work. “They don’t even know the minds of Nigerians. “But because of the kind of politics we have, people feel since Mr. President is leaving, they do not want his party to lose out. “How will someone in an opposition party begin to contemplate of running for presidency when I still have time to provide things for my state,” Governor Wike added.