Nyesom Wike

Presidency: Keep off Southeast, you denied being Igbo man – IPOB warns Wike

Presidency: Keep off Southeast, you denied being Igbo man – IPOB warns Wike

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Wednesday warned Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and Presidential aspirant to steer clear of the Southeast. IPOB said Wike denied having any links with the Southeast in the past, hence should keep off the region as he tries to canvas for votes. Emma Powerful, the spokesman of IPOB, issued the warning while condemning Wike’s recent visit to the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe. Recalling the killings in Obigbo, Rivers State, IPOB vowed to go all out against anybody who hosts Wike in the Southeast. In a statement, Powerful said the Peoples…
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2023 Presidency: Wike rubbishes consensus, says only death will make him quit race

2023 Presidency: Wike rubbishes consensus, says only death will make him quit race

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has vowed not to step down for any consensus candidate of the party ahead of its presidential primary. The Governor said only death will make him quit his ambition to become the President of Nigeria. “The only thing that will make me to quit is death; if I’m alive, we will finish it on 28/29 of May (date for PDP presidential primaries).” He made the assertion in an interview with BBC pidgin in Port Harcourt on Friday. Wike, who spoke in pidgin English, said “I have been a local government chairman which is the grassroots,…
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2023 Presidency: Wike reveals next action if he doesn’t get PDP ticket

2023 Presidency: Wike reveals next action if he doesn’t get PDP ticket

Rivers State Governor and 2023 presidential aspirant, Mr. Nyesom Wike, has said he would remain in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), even if he does not win the presidential ticket. Wike said this while addressing stakeholders of the Niger State chapter of the PDP at the party secretariat in Minna on Saturday, The Governor said there was nothing wrong with a consensus candidate if it is based on equity, justice, and fairness. While soliciting the stakeholders’ support he said he is the only candidate who is capable of defeating the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the 2023 presidential election. “I…
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You’re fully involved in oil bunkering – Wike tells Army, Police, Navy, others

You’re fully involved in oil bunkering – Wike tells Army, Police, Navy, others

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has told the army, the navy, the police, and other security agencies that they are the major reason the war against oil bunkering is very difficult in the State. According to Wike, those security agencies were fully involved in the crime they should be fighting against. Wike said that Nigeria’s economy would remain vulnerable if such criminal activities, including artisanal refining of crude oil, continued unabated. The Governor said security agencies have not helped matters but were frustrating the government efforts to curb the menace of illegal refining of crude oil. Wike spoke when he…
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2023: Gov Wike dismisses reports of being Atiku’s running mate, insists PDP yet to decide

2023: Gov Wike dismisses reports of being Atiku’s running mate, insists PDP yet to decide

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has dismissed reports that he has been chosen as the running mate to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to fly the flag of the People’s Democratic Party in the 2023 general election. Governor Wike while calling on the general public to discountenance the report said the South was yet to make a statement on the zoning of the presidential ticket of the PDP. Stressing that the south cannot be seen as a liability, the Governor said when the South takes a position, the whole world will know that “we are not joking”. He was speaking…
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