Rivers State Governor, Nyeson Wike has said that he will support any Presidential candidate produced by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2023 election even if such candidate is from the North.
He said: “I am from Southern part of Nigeria. I will be happy if power returns to the South, but if PDP will win the 2023 presidential election by zoning the presidential ticket to the North, I will not be opposed to it.
“If President Jonathan is given the All Progressives Congress (PDP) Presidential ticket, he knows that I will not support him. I will not engage in anti-party activity. Even if he is from the South, I will not endorse him. What is paramount is my party’s interest.”
Governor Wike, who spoke to news men today, March 20, said however, that if President Jonathan secures PDP presidential ticket, Rivers State will overwhelmingly support him.
According to him, the APC has ruined the Nigerian economy and only PDP can pull Nigeria out of the brink of socio- economic collapse.
He said that his the next decision on his political future will be taken by July 2022 when he must have completed all the projects started by his administration.