The Rivers State Governor and 2023 presidential aspirant, Nyesom Wike has revealed that only one thing which is death can make him step down from the presidential race.
He added that he doesn’t believe in the idea of a consensus candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2023 presidential ticket that some aspirants are promoting because there is no sincerity in their plans.
He said if the PDP would adopt the consensus method, the idea should come from the party directly and not some persons trying to force their opinions on others.
Wike declared that as long as he is alive, he would go head to head with other aspirants for the PDP ticket during the party’s presidential primary election and he is confident of victory.
He made his stand known during an interview with BBC Pidgin.
“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.
What can make me step down for another PDP 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,” Wike declared.
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