The incoming president, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has finally confirmed that the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike worked for the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the 2023 presidential election.
Tinubu stated this when he inaugurated the Rumuokwuta/Rumuola Road Flyover in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, on Wednesday, May 3, 2023.
Tinubu was in the state at the instance of the governor who had supported power shift to the southern region of the country during the presidential election even though they belonged to different parties.
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“Your Excellency, Governor Nyesom Wike, you are very dependable,” Tinubu, an All Progressives Congress (APC) powerbroker told Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the event which was well-attended by APC stalwarts.
Tinubu said he went through a “gruesome campaign, fought hard and won”, saying he could not have achieved victory against major opponents like PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and Labour Party (LP)’s Peter Obi without structural support from people like Wike.
If you talk about character, you can say Wike is very dependable.
I won fair and square. Nyesom, I say "thank you" for your contribution to my victory.
– Bola Tinubu (President-elect) pic.twitter.com/5Ldmjp5pGM
— OMO JAGABAN | TINUBU O'CLOCK (@RashwalRashwal) May 3, 2023