I won’t confer presidency, Wike informs Calabar delegates – Nexus News
Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has announced that he is not ready to exchange the presidential ticket for any other position as he also discards consensus.
He said this, yesterday, in Calabar, the capital of Cross River State during his visit to seek the counsel of the state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on his ambition to run for the position of President.
While informing party members that he has all it takes to run for the presidential position, Wike blamed those calling for a consensus candidate of concealing the truth from Nigeria.
He said: “I want to make myself available for the people of Cross River that I will run for the president of Nigeria. I do not want to be recognized as a former presidential candidate. I am going to run and get the ticket, I am not running to negotiate for anything to be the vice president but I am running to be the President of Nigeria.
“I am not a party to consensus, what I do not like is deceiving people. If you want us to do consensus, tell us the truth, everybody knows about consensus. Some people talk of consensus; I am not here for that rubbish.
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“If you want to run for election, come out and run. I told them I am not a party to consensus. If you want to win the election, you need someone with capacity and energy, I am the one that has the capacity and energy, give me the ticket.”
Former state governors, Liyel imoke and Donald Duke, complimented Wike for giving Cross River his support when the party was in crucial need of it.
They promised him of the party members support in the race of being the next President.
Depicting Wike as a man that has the capacity to lead the country, Senators Gershom Bassey and Sandy Onor also promised him of their assistance.