I Didn’t Rig Presidential Election Against Obi – Wike » Ngnews247
Rivers State Premier Nyesom Wike says he did not rig the presidential election against Labor Party (LP) candidate Peter Obi.
Obi came third with 6,101,533 votes in the February 25 election, won by All Progressive Congress Party candidate Bola Tinubu.
Wick spoke at a meeting with members of the group in Rivers state capital Port Harcourt on Thursday, Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s national advocacy secretary, Alex Ogbonnia, said in a statement on Friday. .
A viral recording purportedly by Vic claims he bribed officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to rig the presidential election. TheCable found the video to be from 2016.
During the meeting, Peter Aneke, who spoke on behalf of the Igbo socio-political group, confronted Vic about the rigging allegations.
Aneke said he wondered why, despite the ties between the people of the Southeast and Rivers states, Vick would “run against the Igbos in the presidential race when Peter Obi’s candidacy was a low-hanging fruit.” fruit of the
He told the governor that Igbo people all over the world are aggrieved and sad that Obi won in Lagos, Abuja and other northern regions, while setting such a low record in Rivers.
In response, Wick explained that the Southern Governors’ Forum had agreed that power must shift to the South after President Muhammadu Buhari.
Throughout their meeting, the issue of the Southeastern presidency was never on the table, he said.
Vick said his commitment to the South led him to provide logistical support for Obi while Rivers was on the presidential campaign trail, noting his refusal to provide for Atiku Abubakar, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate. campaign ground.
The Premier said “what’s circulating on social media is the work of Vic’s opponents” and asked Ohanaeze Ndigbo if he had been asked to support Obi.
He added that he was a “man of conviction who had no reason to lie or apologize to anyone”.
Wicker said he was “ready to defend his actions at any time,” adding that he “did not rig the presidential election against Peter Obie.”