Nyesom Wike, a chieftain of the Peoples’ Democratic Party and Rivers State Governor, has given reasons why he will part ways with his erstwhile political benefactor and former President, Goodluck Jonathan.
Wike insisted he will work against ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, if the latter gets the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress in the 2023 general elections.
Speaking during an interview with BBC Pidgin over the weekend in Port Harcourt, Wike says, party interest was his priority and not ethnic interest.
Wike said, “I am from Southern part of Nigeria. I will be happy if power returns to the South, but if PDP will win the 2023 presidential election by zoning the presidential ticket to the North, I will not be opposed to it.”
“If President Jonathan is given the All Progressives Congress presidential ticket, he knows that I will not support him. I will not engage in anti-party activity. Even if he is from the South, I will not endorse him. What is paramount is my party’s interest,” he added.