Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi has appealed for the support of Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, in his bid for the presidency.
On Thursday, during the inauguration of the Nkpolu Oroworukwo flyover in Port Harcourt, the Rivers capital, Obi said he will ensure better opportunities for Rivers state if he’s elected president.
He praised Wike for his principle and urged that he remain consistent.
Obi noted that his party’s chances will be improved in the 2023 elections with the support of Rivers governor.
“I will talk to my people and we will negotiate. If we leave the state for him (referring to Wike), he will leave the federal for us. We will negotiate it. We know you’re in charge.
“We will not quarrel with you. Anybody who quarrels with you doesn’t know what he is doing. I will not try it. I’m begging. Please give us this one and take the other one. We will leave for you. I will accommodate them in the other one.
“I assure you of our commitment to build a better Nigeria. Our past will not be our future. I and Datti represent the future of Nigeria. I have told Nigerians to hold me responsible. I will not give excuse. I know the problems of Nigeria.
“Remember this agreement today. I’m kneeling down and begging. Take this one, give me this one. I assure you the one I will take, I will use it to ensure that Rivers’ state becomes greater and better,” he said.
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