At the Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers’ 114th quarterly general meeting, Governor Nyesom Wike affirmed his allegiance to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and debunked rumours that he planned to switch to the All Progressives Congress (APC), despite the latter’s support for southern presidency zoning.
Governor Wike expressed his belief in the importance of national unity and fairness, stating that he would vote for a presidential candidate who could guarantee the country’s harmony and progress, regardless of their political party. He also highlighted the need for inclusivity in the PDP, adding that Rivers State had played a crucial role in sustaining the party since the tenure of former Governor Peter Odili.
The governor acknowledged the APC’s call for southern presidency zoning and praised the party for prioritising the country’s unity over political gain. He emphasised his commitment to Nigeria’s unity and emphasised that equity, fairness, and justice should guide any decisions regarding national leadership.
Governor Wike also urged traditional rulers to support the PDP’s governorship candidate, Sir Siminialayi Fubara, for the continuity of the state’s development initiatives. He acknowledged the council’s contributions to his administration and expressed gratitude for their support.
Governor Wike reiterated his unwavering commitment to the PDP and the unity of Nigeria. He expressed his belief that all Nigerians should work together for the country’s progress and prosperity.