The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has clarified that he has no plans to step down from the 2023 presidential race.
The Presidential hopeful made this known during an interview with the BBC Pidgin. He went on to add that only death would make him step down for another PDP candidate in the 2023 presidential election.
Following reports that some chieftains of the PDP had demanded that the presidential candidate of the party should be picked through consensus.
Wike said, “Why will I step down for anybody? If you want to do consensus, there must be equity and fairness. Are the hands of those demanding consensus clean? People talking about consensus are the ones running the election. Is it the party’s decision?”
“It is not the party that is talking. In politics, there is something called shine shine bobo. The more you look, the less you see. Some people think they can deceive me with consensus. It’s a scam. I don’t like being deceived in my life.”
When asked about the chances he’ll step down for another candidate, he replied, “The only thing that can make me step down is death. if I am alive, we will run this thing, we will hold the primary on May 28/29.”