The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, says he is not considering running for the office of the President of Nigeria.
The Governor cleared the air on Sunday in a television program monitored in Port Harcourt
Part of his statement reads thus: “Right now, I am focusing on delivering the dividends of democracy to the people of Rivers State”
“Recall that in 2018 and 2019 when I was supporting my friend Aminu Waziri Tambulwal, it was speculated in the media that I was going to run with him. “That was my first tenure and I have not even completed it and they wanted me to give that away”.
“To clear every speculation, let me state that I am not going to run for the office of the president of Nigeria for now. “I am 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.
He suggested that people within the party are making efforts to take over from the president at the end of his tenure.
He further alleged that APC’s problem is because people are hustling to take over after him instead of concentrating on the work at hand.
He concluded by saying he hasn’t even finished the work he started, adding that, “How will someone in an opposition party begin to think of running for presidency when I still have time to provide things for my state,”