Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, says the decision of the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi to contest the last presidential election prevented the north from retaining the presidency.
Contrary to insinuation that he did not support Obi, Wike added that what most people failed to realise “is that LP’s presidential candidate remains his hero of the 2023 presidential election.”
He made the remarks during an interactive meeting with Technical Dealers Association of Nigeria, Computer Dealers Association, Garrison Phone Dealers Association and Building Materials Traders Association in Port Harcourt.
At the session, Wike said the decision of Obi to contest the presidential election on the platform of the LP prevented the north from retaining power after the end of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure.
In a related development, Labour Party governorship candidate, Peter Obi says Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State worked against him during the February 25 presidential election.
Obi also criticized those who claim the votes he got in Lagos were mainly from the Igbos.
He said people of different ethnic extractions across the country voted for him during the February 25 presidential election.