Nyesom Wike, a former governor of Rivers State, has claimed that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party has given the ruling All Progressives Congress government another chance to atone for past wrongdoings against Nigerians.

Wike said this during a live media interview on Tuesday in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

“APC should be jubilating that God has given them an opportunity at the cost of PDP. God gave APC the opportunity to repent from the sins they committed against Nigerians,” Wike said.

The former governor criticized the PDP once more for not adhering to its zoning policy, which he claimed cost them the presidential election on February 25 and given the APC the opportunity to win.

Additionally, he urged detractors to support the existing administration in bringing democracy’s benefits to Nigerians.

“God gave them this opportunity now and they want to bungle it again by bringing in crisis,” he said.

“If Mr. President doesn’t have a smooth administration, at the end of the day, who suffers? Is it, not Nigerians? Let us believe that we are all one, let us give everyone a sense of belonging.”


When asked if he would accept an appointment from President Bola Tinubu, Wike declared he is not begging for one but will be interested in what capacity he will function in if offered.

“First of all, I am not lobbying for an appointment, for Christ’s sake. And I can’t only be important because you have given me an appointment. I mean, you should look at it very well.”

“Two, Mr. President has not called me. With due respect, if Mr. President calls you and says, I want you to serve. Maybe I will ask, in what capacity do you want me to serve? And he says it, I say okay, thank you, sir.”

“Look I have a political team, I have a family, I won’t just sit down without talking to anybody and say oh Yes. Look, look, I am not begging for an appointment.”

The media chat was coming less than 24 hours after Wike alongside former Ebonyi state governor, Dave Umahi and Senator Godswill Akpabio met with Tinubu behind closed doors at the Aso Villa.



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