Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State said the G-5, aggrieved governors of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, have not struck a deal with any presidential candidate ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Wike stated this during the flag-off of the construction of Eneka-Igbo Etche Road in Port Harcourt on Friday.
In his own words: “They said Wike had an interview with BBC and he said we have a deal with so and so. Meanwhile, no video, no audio. And some of you waste your time listening to such things.
“Don’t you know that when I want to do something, I will do it? Don’t you know? Do you need to speculate? You don’t need to speculate. They said there is trouble but there is no trouble. What we have is an introduction to the trouble that is going to come!.
“So, my dear people, I just want to tell you that whatever decision I will take, I will let you know. I cannot take any decision without taking advice from you.”
Wike however, urged ‘detractors’ to leave members of the G-5, saying, ““I just want to enjoy myself and my family.”
The Rivers governor, maintained that he is not contesting an election next year and thus should not be the subject of speculations.
Meanwhile, Wike has accused Atiku of holding secret meetings with governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and failing to keep to his promise of not having the PDP presidential candidate and the party’s chairman from the same region (North).
The G-5, includes Wike, Governors Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), and Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia).