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Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Wike: Presidency, APC backing a PDP presidential aspirant

Wike: Presidency, APC backing a PDP presidential aspirant

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says the head of a security agency is campaigning for a presidential aspirant in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The governor said this on Tuesday while addressing journalists at the government house in Port Harcourt.

He, however, did not reveal the name of the security chief nor the presidential aspirant in question.

He said the security chief had approached him to vote for the aspirant, but that he will not be blindfolded nor deceived.

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The governor said the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the presidency are sponsoring one of the aspirants in the opposition party.

“One thing you must take home is that I cannot be misled, I cannot be blindfolded; I know what’s going on. I know what the presidency and the APC are doing to plant a presidential aspirant in the PDP,” he said.

“I have not even mentioned how a very senior official of a security agency in the country told me which of the candidates to support.

“You can imagine me as a governor and the head of a security agency would tell me to support one or two persons. Head of security agency who is in a government controlled by the APC; come on! You direct me on who to support for president?”

Wike said he has not endorsed any of the PDP presidential aspirants, adding that the leadership of the party in the state will meet and decide on who to support.

“I will listen to the leadership of the party and then we will move forward,” he said.

“I challenge any of the presidential aspirants from the north who has gone to other governors and they have given them campaign coordinators; I challenge them to mention if I have given them one name.

“Can anybody say I have met him one day to say support so, so, and so presidential aspirant? People have been coming here and I told them I will not, and I will never nominate anybody to be a liaison to any of the presidential aspirants. Not one person, I challenge them.”

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