Nyesom Wike denies interest in 2019 Vice presidential slot
-Governor Wike dissociates himself from posters showing his interest in the vice presidential postion in 2019.
-The governor has described the posters as the hand work of political mischief makers.
-He also schooled the perpetrators on the process of selecting vice presidential candidates within Nigeria’s political setting.
The Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has distanced himself from posters displayed in some parts of Abuja indicating his interest in the vice presidential position in 2019 elections.
The governor, in a statement signed by his special assistant on electronic media, Simeon Nwakaudu, described the poster as the handwork of political mischief makers.
The statement read, “The attention of the Rivers State Governor, His Excellency, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has been drawn to the posting and circulation of fake vice presidential posters by political mischief makers.
“We urge Nigerians to disregard these posters as they have no link with the Rivers State Governor. Nobody runs for the office of the Vice President. The Rivers State Governor has the mandate of the good people of Rivers State and he is focused on delivering quality projects and programmes for the people.
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“Governor Wike will not be distracted by the antics of misguided politicians who want to mislead Nigerians.”
The governor is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) and the party has zoned its presidential slot to the northern region of the country.
Though, within the Nigerian political set up, after due consultations with appropriate stakeholders, a nominated presidential candidate is usually allowed to pick his running mate.