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Shun Atiku, Tinubu And Support Peter Obi, Group Tells Wike

Non-indigenes Association in Rivers State has urged Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike to back the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Dr. Peter Obi, to win the presidential election in 2023.

Chairman of the association, High Chief Felix Ogbegbor, made the appeal during a media briefing in Port Harcourt.

According to Ogbegbor, Wike should shun the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, and that of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu because supporting them would be a mistake.

He said the two older men have nothing to offer the country, advising Wike not to leave the former Anambra State governor (Obi) who is much younger than his two other main rivals.

Ogbegbor added that as governor of Anambra State, Obi performed well and left a clean record, stressing that Obi has a better plan to rescue the country.

He said, “I think Peter Obi is the best person that Wike should support. Atiku Abubakar and Bola Tinubu don’t have anything to offer.

“If you look at it, Atiku, when he was the Vice President, he was busy buying Nigeria. Tinubu is out of the race because he bought the whole of Lagos as a governor.

“If Atiku and Tinubu cannot step down, Wike should support Peter Obi. We don’t need an elderly person in that office again. The others are above 70 and we don’t need people now.

“If Wike supports Obi, we will be right behind him.”

He said the association would only support and work for candidates backed by Wike.

Ogbegbor added, “Governor of Rivers State is a pride of the people. Wike has all it takes to be Nigeria’s president. We are here to support a young man who knows what it takes to please his people.

“Wike for the past seven years we have not seen the kind of development he is driving before. He always attracts good things to Rivers State.

“That is why we have decided to follow him. Whatever he (Wike) says we should do that is what we will do.

“What person he wants to vote we will. Anywhere he goes we will go.”

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