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Wike: I Rejected Tinubu’s Senatorial Ticket Offer



Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has claimed that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) , Bola Tinubu offered him the party’s senatorial ticket.

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Wike Opens Up On What Tinubu Offered Him

Wike said Tinubu wooed him to join the ruling party with the ticket after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, failed to fulfill his promise after he emerged as the PDP’s presidential flagbearer.

But according to him, he turned down Tinubu’s 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.

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Kanyi Daily recalls that the Rivers governor met with some APC governors who visited him in Port Harcourt, the state capital in July this year.

The governors include Kayode Fayemi; Rotimi Akeredolu and Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Ekiti, Ondo, and Lagos States respectively.

Others in their entourage include the Ekiti State Governor-elect, Biodun Oyebanji; former Ekiti State governor and Peoples Democratic Party chieftain, Ayodele Fayose, among others.

Before the APC governors’ visit, there had been reports that the APC candidate, Bola Tinubu, and Wike met in France. The reports were, however, debunked by the former Lagos State governor’s media aide, Tunde Rahman, who described them as “fake news”.

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