Gov Wike Rejoices Over Tinubu’s Victory, Thanks Nigerians
By Edith Elekute
On Friday, Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike praised Nigerians for their efforts in bringing back power in the country’s south.
The election of Bola Tinubu as president-elect, who is from the country’s south, according to Wike, a governor who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has finally put an end to the rotation of the presidency.
On Friday, Wike and Seyi Makinde, the governor of Oyo State, commissioned a 5,000,000-liter aviation fuel dispensing depot at the Ibadan Airport in the Alakia region of the state.
While the February 25 presidential election was approaching, Wike, who lost the PDP’s presidential primary to Atiku Abubakar in May, was outspoken about his opposition.
In 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.
“I have warned people that those who struggle for revolution and change may not directly benefit from that fight,”
“I have said to people that those who fight for revolution and change may not be the immediate winners of that battle, but history has shown that we all now understand that power will shift from the south to the north when it ends from the north, and vice versa when it ends from the south.
This means that before it is put into effect, it does not even need to be stated in the constitution. And I appreciate Nigerians for being steadfast in ensuring that this problem arises.
The G5, also known as the “Integrity Group,” is composed of the five disgruntled PDP governors, including Wike and Makinde.