The Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has dismissed generally assumed prospect of leaving the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in light of the results of the party’s presidential primaries, declaring that he loves the party so much.
Wike promised to quickly inform Nigerians of the truth regarding the PDP’s predicament.
Shortly after arriving back from an overseas vacation, he spoke to journalists on Friday at the Port Harcourt International Airport in the capital of Rivers State.
“I have decided to be quiet because PDP is a party I love so much.
“I have moved on to conclude my social contract with the people of Rivers. However, it is time to let Nigerians know the truth.
“I am not a slave and will not be a slave. I am freeborn of the country,” he said.
Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate, had angered Wike by selecting Ifeanyi Okowa, the governor of Delta State, as his running mate.
It was rumored that Atiku disregarded the advice of the committee he formed to choose his running mate.
Wike, who finished second in the presidential primary elections, was chosen by the committee chaired by Governor Samuel Ortom to be Atiku’s running mate.
On account of Wike receiving some APC governors earlier in July, it was rumored that the River state governor might be jumping ship and aligning with the APC ahead of the 2023 elections.