Presidential election: I didn’t work against Obi – Wike


Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said he did not work against the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.

Obi had at a recent interview on Arise TV Morning Show accused the governor of working against him by manipulating the presidential election results in Rivers in favour of All Progressives Congress, APC.

But speaking during a strategic meeting with petroleum marketers in Rivers State, Wike claimed he never plotted against any southern presidential candidate during the February 25th presidential election.

The Governor who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Emeka Woke, claimed his position during the presidential election was based on the principles of equity, fairness and Justice.

“You can agree with me that there are a lot of insinuations and misinformation that his excellency worked against the Labour Party presidential candidate.

“I want to stand here to tell you and of course, you know that his excellency is a man who will stand by his words any time any day and speak his mind.

“His excellency did not work against any southern presidential candidate. The position of his excellency is that of equity and fairness.

“The north has done their eight years and so it is time for the south. That is his excellency’s position. He did not hide it, he spoke about it. And so my brothers, there is nothing to shy away from because our hands are clean.” Woke said.