2023 Presidency: “Why I Lost PDP Ticket”, Governor Wike Finally Spills
Governor Nyesom Wike has revisited the last presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and what, in his opinion, transpired.
Wike noted that he does not regret running for the presidential post and claimed that if the process had been fair and straightforward, he would have won the election.
The outspoken governor made this submission during the reception of political associates and Rivers elders, led by the chairman, Rivers Elders Council, Chief Ferdinand Alabraba, who visited him in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, December 13, to celebrate his 55th birthday.
Wike said although that was his first time of running for the biggest political post, he made an impact despite his loss, ThisDay reports.
He added that those who feel it is easy to run for the office can go ahead and give it a try.
“I don’t regret I ran for presidency. In the name of God, I am happy to make Rivers State proud. I am happy, as far I am concerned. If they had allowed it to be what it is supposed to be, I would have won the election. But it’s okay. It has happened.
“People said because I lost election, it doesn’t matter. I didn’t lose election. This is my first time of trying to run for the president of Nigeria and we made impact. If it is easy, let them go ahead. Are they not the ones begging?”