The Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, has disclosed that the former Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because of the northern politicians’ move to retain power.
According to Wike, he did not work against Obi during the February 25th, 2023 presidential election, and he is contented that power has shifted to the south. Wike made this revelation during a courtesy visit by the National Executive Committee of Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo Worldwide. He stated that he supported the idea of having a southern president and revealed that Obi left the PDP after Sule Lamido told him that power would remain in the north in 2023.
Wike went on to say that Obi was principled, and he respected his decision to leave the party. The Governor also mentioned that he provided Obi with all the logistics, vehicles, and other support needed during the election. However, some people sabotaged him, but he still maintained that the chairman position should be returned to them since they had already taken the presidential candidate.
Meanwhile, the Deputy National Legal Adviser of Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo Worldwide, Dr. Peter Anele, stated that the Igbos had been clamoring for the presidency for a long time, and they saw the last presidential election as an opportunity to clinch it.