Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State and a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 election has said that only death can make him step down for other aspirants.
Newsbreak.ng reports that in an interview with BBC News Pidgin published on Friday, Wike insisted that he is as qualified as any other aspirant in the presidential race.
When asked if he would step down for another candidate, Wike replied: “Why will I step down for anybody? If you want to do consensus, there must be equity and fairness. Are the hands of those demanding consensus clean? People talking about consensus are the ones running the election. Is it the party’s decision?
“It is not the party that is talking. In politics, there is something called shine shine bobo. The more you look, the less you see. Some people think they can deceive me with consensus. It’s a scam. I don’t like being deceived in my life.
“What can make me step down for another PDP candidate? The only thing that can make me step down is death. if I am alive, we will run this thing, we will hold the primary on May 28/29.”