The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said he is not a member of the All Progressive Congress and would not be, however, the governors of the party are heroes of Nigeria.
According to Wike, he said this because the APC governors unanimously chose to zone the presidency to the South.
The PUNCH reported that the governor disclosed this on Monday, at the 114th quarterly general meeting of the Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
Speaking concerning the forthcoming general elections, he informed the council that he would be voting for only the candidate that could guarantee the country’s unity.
He said, “I am not a member of the APC and I will not be. But, they have made me to recognise that they are the heroes of this country.
“The governors came out to say look, for the unity of this country, presidency should go to the south.
“The governors of the APC said the way the country is, they want the unity of this country and therefore, the presidency should go to the south.
“They could have as well said no, it doesn’t matter. As governors, we have the number. We can still say it should remain where it should remain. But they didn’t do that.
“They said the way we are seeing this country we want everybody to be together.
“Let no one say because I have the population, therefore, you will continue to dominate. In dominating you need peace, without peace you cannot govern.
“We are all Nigerians and we want the unity of this country. We want Nigeria to move forward as a united country.
“Rivers State has always been in support of one Nigeria and we’ll continue to support one Nigeria. But in doing that, we believe in equity, we believe in justice, we believe in fairness.
“As the governor of this state, I will vote for the unity of this country. I will vote for anything that will unite Nigeria.
“I will not support anything that will divide Nigeria. And that is what necessitated the principle of live and let’s live.
“If only one person continues to live, things will not be good. It’s not about party, it is about Nigeria. I am a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, unrepentant member, who, in fact, built this party when people ran away.”