The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has told the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, Rabiu Kwankwaso, to remember the people of Rivers if he wins the 2023 presidential election.
Wike said this on Monday at the inauguration of Mgbutanwo Internal Roads in Emohua Local Government Area of the state, as he invited the presidential candidate to inaugurate the project.
Wike who described Kwankwaso as a “friend and brother,” said that presidential candidate means well for Nigeria
He added that himself and the G5 governors of the Peoples Democratic Party, known now as the ‘Integrity Group’ would only support what is in the best interest of the party.
He said, “What we require is a man who will put Nigeria together. We of the ‘Integrity Group’ will continue to support what is right and what will help this country.
“So when you win remember us, remember us in Rivers State.”
Wike added that he was one of the few people that met Kwankwaso, who was a former PDP member, not to leave the party because he knew he was an asset to the PDP, especially in Kano State.
“I remember when I went to meet you in your house in Abuja to plead with you not to leave the party (PDP) because I knew you were an asset to the party. Even when they told me to leave you alone, I refused,” he added.
He also pledged ‘logistics support’ for Kwankwaso’s campaign in Rivers.
On Thursday last week, Wike also pledged to support the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi with logistics for his campaign in the state.
For months crisis has rocked the PDP as Wike and the G5 governors have demanded the resignation of the national chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu, saying northerners should not be both the PDP national chairman and presidential candidate.