Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has claimed the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, wooed him to join the ruling party with a senatorial ticket.
According to him, Tinubu made the offer after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, failed to fulfill his promise.
He, however, said he turned down the offer and insisted that he would remain in the main opposition party despite his grievances, adding that he never contested the primary to settle for a vice-presidential or senatorial ticket.
“I didn’t contest so I can become a vice presidential candidate, I am not like others who were not serious and bought senatorial form alongside presidential form and that’s why when Tinubu offered me senate slot, I didn’t go for it,’’ wike said during an ongoing media parly in Port Harcourt.
On July 8 2022 reported that some governors elected under the platform of APC met with Wike in Porth Harcourt, Rivers State’s capital ahead of the 2023 elections.