….Flays Security Agencies Over Inability to Check Amaechi’s Supporters
….Described the Speculations as Distractions
By Our Reporter
Port Harcourt (Precise Post) – Governor of Rivers state Nyesom Wike, has denied speculations that he is nursing the ambition of running for the presidency in 2023.
Wike also described as unfortunate the silence of security agencies in apprehending those that threaten to destroy the state.
The governor made the clarification when he appeared as a guest on ARISE NEWS Channel at the weekend.
The governor described speculations linking him to the 2023 presidential race as distractions.
He said: “Right now, I am focusing on delivering the dividends of democracy to the people of Rivers State.
“Recall that in 2018 and 2019 when I was supporting my friend, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, it was speculated in the media that I was going to run with him. That was my first tenure and I have not even completed it and they wanted me to give that away.
“To clear every speculation, let me state that I am not going to run for the office of the president of Nigeria for now. I am concentrating on developing Rivers State. I am not a party to anybody saying that the problems in PDP is about 2023.
“That can be the problem in APC because it is the ruling party. This is the last tenure of Mr. President and he is going, so people are hustling to take over from him within his party. PDP has nothing to do with that because the way it is now, we are taking over from nothing