Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike has dismissed rumours that he can be contesting for the presidency in 2023.
The Rivers Governor stated it’s too early to start out enjoying 2023 politics.
Wike stated this when he appeared on Come up Tv on Sunday, recalling that within the build-up to the 2019 normal election, there have been additionally rumours that he wished to be operating mate to the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal.
“In 2018 to 2019 after I was supporting my pal, it was speculated I used to be going to run with Tambuwal,” Wike stated.
Governor Wike stated that by the point this hearsay was flying about he had not completed his first time period “and you’re telling me to offer away my second tenure to run for what I’m not certain of.”
“While you take a place on sure points, folks will proceed to take a position. I’m not going to run for the President of Nigeria for now.”
The Governor stated he was concentrating in growing his State, including that he was not social gathering to anyone saying the issue of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering, PDP, is 2023 presidential election.
He stated the issue of who replaces President Buhari in 2023 generally is a drawback in APC as a result of it’s a ruling social gathering as a few of its members could be warming as much as occupy the opposition, “In PDP, who’re you taking on from? You take over from nothing.”
“We simply returned to energy over a yr in the past. After which you’re speaking about Presidency.”
In accordance with Wike, the disaster in APC is as a result of they’re preoccupied with ideas of 2023 and should not having the ability to present the dividends of democracy to the folks.
“All people thinks of taking on from the President. So as an alternative of you to pay attention, you’re pondering of taking on.
“You don’t even know the minds of Nigeria. The purpose is that being a ruling social gathering and with Mr. President being there, he gained’t permit his social gathering to lose out.
“So, how can I start to ponder operating for Presidency after I know I nonetheless have time to offer for my state. It’s a distraction”.