Wike Thanks Nigerians For Backing Power Shift To South, Says Rotational Presidency Settled


Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Friday thanked Nigerians for supporting the return of power to Southern Nigeria.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governor said the issue of rotational presidency has been settled for good with the emergence of a President-Elect, Bola Tinubu, who is from the southern region of the country.

Today, Wike and Seyi Makinde, the counterpart from Oyo State, commissioned a 5,000,000-liter aviation fuel dispensing depot at the Ibadan Airport in the state’s Alakia region.

Channels Television in its reports that, the run-up to the February 25 presidential election, Wike, who lost the PDP presidential primary to Atiku Abubakar in May, was outspoken about his opposition to the former Vice President’s bid for the presidency in 2023.

On Friday, the governor of Rivers voiced his joy at Makinde’s support for a power shift to the south following the eight-year term of Muhammadu Buhari, the current president of Nigeria and a native of Katsina State in the North-West geopolitical zone.

“I am glad that (Makinde) is one of those who made history by ensuring that power shifted to the south,” added Wike.

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“I have warned people that those who struggle for revolution and change might not directly benefit from their efforts, but history has shown that we all now understand that when power ends in the south, it will travel to the north, and when it ends in the north, it will come to the south.

So, it need not be expressly stated in the Constitution before being put into practise. And I appreciate Nigerians for maintaining their will to see that this problem arises.

Wike and Makinde are members of the G5 or the ‘Integrity Group’ who are aggrieved governors of the PDP.

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