Tinubu Tried Persuading Me To Join APC With Senatorial Ticket – Wike

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, revealed that the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, tried to persuade him to join the ruling party with a senatorial ticket.

Tinubu Tried Persuading Me To Join APC With Senatorial Ticket - Wike

He said Tinubu offered him the ticket after the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, failed to fulfil his promise after he emerged as the PDP’s presidential flagbearer.

Wike made the remarks during a media chat with journalists in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, where he spoke extensively on some of the underground politics that played out during and after the PDP’s convention which saw the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the party’s presidential candidate.

He, however, said he turned down the offer and insisted that he would remain in the main opposition party despite his grievances, adding that he never contested the primary to settle for a vice-presidential or senatorial ticket.

“I didn’t contest so I can become a vice presidential candidate, I am not like others who were not serious and bought senatorial form alongside presidential form and that’s why when Tinubu offered me senate slot, I didn’t go for it.”

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