2023 Election: Wike breaks silence on ‘working against’ Peter Obi

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Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has described as untrue accusation raised against him in sections of the social media that he worked against Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the February 25 election.

Bellnewsonline.com reports that Governor Wike spoke on Thursday when he hosted the National Executive Committee of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide at the Government House in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

Obi, 61, is a former governor of Anambra State, and Igbo’s frontline presidential candidate in years.

The Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had last week said Wike was instrumental to the victory of its candidate, Bola Tinubu in Rivers State.

Rivers, a South-South state, was projected by some political analysts to be won by Obi, under a free, fair and credible circumstance. But there were allegations of voters’ suppression, especially from the camp of the Labour Party and Wike’s party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Wike is upset with the PDP.

“I supported that power must come to the south. When Obi came here, I gave him all the logistics; vehicles, other supports and paid for the stadium, but some other persons applied and I refused. You should know me too well by now,” Wike said.

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