As the February 25 polls draw closer, more pressure mounts on the Wike-led G-5 group to announce their preferred presidential candidate in the forthcoming general elections.
The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has, however, said he never told the public the method by which he would disclose his choice.
The preferred candidacy of the G5 is considered significant, given their ongoing feud with the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, following the emergence of a Northerner, former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar as the party’s presidential candidate and another northerner Iyorchia Ayu, as the party’s national chairman.
Channels TV reported that the former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dakuku Peterside, on Tuesday, challenged Wike to name his presidential candidate as expected.
But the Rivers governor fired back at the All Progressives Congress member.
He said, “You have the guts to tell me I should name my presidential candidate. Are we at the same level? Failure and success, are they the same?” Wike asked at the Rivers State PDP campaign rally in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.
“Look at the man who is always failing every day. He does not understand the activities of G5. I have told most people who don’t know, G5 that we’re fighting is like guerilla warfare. The more you look, the less you see.
“I never told anybody one day, I will bring a camera and announce to you this is who will go. I said I will tell Rivers people the candidate they will support. I did not tell you the method of saying it. I did not tell you I will bring live coverage and say it. But Rivers people know.”