By Christian George
The governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has revealed that Peter Obi joined Labour Party on the presidential race to thwart the mantle from returning to the North.
The governor said this in a meeting with Technical Dealers Association of Nigeria, Computer Dealers Association, Garrison Phone Dealers Association and Building Materials Traders Association in Port Harcourt yesterday.
Wike hailed the Labour Party presidential contender on his courage, even though he did not make it at the February 25 presidential poll.
“The hero in this election is Obi whether you like it or not. I am not here to please you, Obi is the hero. He may not have been pronounced as the winner, no problem, the law will take its course. If Obi did not run this election, power would have remained in the North. Whether he was declared a winner now or not, history will be on his side that he fought and fought well.
“Obi is my hero. If Obi did not contest, power would have gone back to the North. The whole of South-South and South-East that PDP lost, if Obi did not contest PDP would have won.”
Source further revealed the Rivers State governor saying that the reason he did not publicly declare support for any presidential candidate was because the PDP G-5 Governors had unanimously agreed to ensure the emergence of a president from southern Nigeria to succeed President Buhari.