By Ononye VC
Governor Nyesom Wike says Rivers State people already know the candidate he wants them to vote for in the 25 February 2023 presidential election, stressing that those expecting him to make a public declaration of his choice candidate would wait in vain.
In Port Harcourt on Wednesday, for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign rally for Port Harcourt Local Government Area, Wike also accused the commissioner of police, Okon Effiong, of shying away from checking perceived infractions on election campaigns by opposition parties in the state.
Apparently responding to the 2015 All Progressives Congress governorship candidate for Rivers State, Dakuku Peterside, who had dared him to declare his preferred presidential candidate, Governor Wike said he, at no point, promised to make a public declaration of whom to support for president.
He said, “I never told anybody I will face cameras to announce to you this is who we will vote. I said I will tell Rivers people the candidate they will support. I did not state the method of telling it. I did not say I will hold live coverage to declare it.
“And Rivers people know already. Are you no aware. So ‘mumu’ people who never win in politics are expecting me to make live declaration that we’re now going for Joseph (hypothetically).
“Far from it. But you (Rivers people) are aware. Have we not said it? I’ve told people who don’t know. In G-5 we are fighting a guerilla warfare. The more you look, the less you see.”