Politics

2023: Peter Obi begs Nyesom Wike for support

Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), has pleaded with Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, to back his presidential ambitions.

Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), has pleaded with Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, to back his presidential ambitions.

During the Thursday launching of the Nkpolu Oroworukwo flyover in Port Harcourt, the former governor of Anambra made an appeal to Wike, negotiating for Wike to leave the federal race for him in exchange for the governorship of Rivers State.

Obi said, ”I will talk to my people and we will negotiate. If we leave the state for him (Wike) he will leave the centre for us. We will negotiate it.

“We will not quarrel with you. Please give us this one (centre) and collect the other one (state). I will accommodate them (Rivers state) in the other one.

“Remember this agreement today. I’m kneeling down and begging, take this one (state) give me this one (centre). I assure you the one I will take, I will use it to make sure Rivers State becomes better and better.”