Presidential Bid: I am Pained I don’t have Opportunity to Fight Bandits, Oil Thieves – Wike

Rivers state Gov. Nyesom Wike
Rivers state Gov. Nyesom Wike

Presidential Bid: I am Pained I don’t have Opportunity to Fight Bandits, Oil Thieves – Wike

Ozumi Abdul

Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike has revealed the crux of his frustration for losing the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential primary ticket to the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

Wike said he is hugely pained that he was unable to win the PDP’s presidential primary and go on to battle the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Atiku emerged as the presidential candidate of the PDP for the 2023 general election, having secured a total of 371 votes to defeat his closest challenger, Wike, who garnered 237 votes.

Wike, who has been in fierce battle of words with his party men since after the primary election, said that what he regrets most is that he would not have the opportunity to fight insecurity and oil theft in the country.

“I’m pained that I wasn’t able to fight Bandits and oil theft,” he said in an interview with select television stations on Friday.

“These were two things I told myself I was going to do. I said I was going to fight terrorists and oil theft squarely.”

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