Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has revealed that the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, asked him to run for senate after he lost the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
HausaToday reports that the Rivers State governor disclosed this while speaking to selected journalists on Friday.
According to Governor Wike, Tinubu accosted him amid the PDP’s crisis and wooed him to go for the senate, but he rejected the offer.
He said he refused to make decisions that will affect the overall interest of PDP despite the internal crisis at the national level,
Wike accused Atiku Abubakar, Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, and the party’s National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, of creating the crisis in the PDP.
He, however, stated that Ayu step down and give room to equity and fairness in the party.
Asked if his actions after the primaries were not traits of a bad loser, Wike said he did not collect senatorial form, other candidates did and that is how to know those who are serious and those who are unserious.
He stated that he didn’t contest for the ticket because he wanted to settle for the position of vice president, wondering why a national chairman went ahead to describe Tambuwal as a hero of the convention,
Wike said: “You heard what Jang said, he described Ayu as a referee who helped one of the sides to score a goal and then blew a whistle that a goal had been scored.
“There’s nothing Ayu did not do for me not to emerge as the PDP candidate. Ayu did everything to manipulate the system to ensure that all the numbers did not add up.”