The camp of presidential candidate of New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso is wooing Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike to support him (Kwankwaso) in the 2013 election.
Wike is still in crisis with presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and has openly declares that he would not back him (Atiku) in 2023.
While also said he, alongside four other breakaway PDP governors that formed G5, is yet to decide which presidential candidate they will back in the next year’s election.
The G5 governors include Wike, Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu and Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State.
Based on that, the vice presidential candidate of the NNPP, Bishop Isaac Idahosa, has appealed to the Wike’s camp to consider supporting their party.
Idahosa made the appeal in an interview on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily.
When asked about the kind of support NNPP is getting from Wike, Idahosa said, “(He was) so gracious to us when we went to his territory. He ensured we had logistic support, security support and whatever support we needed.
“When someone said welcome to my home, that means he accepted you in his home. I expect votes from Rivers. I prayed G5 would be convinced to tilt towards our direction.
“We are asking them to do the needful, we are the right party to be voted for and know that (Rabiu) Kwankwaso (the NNPP presidential candidate) will perform. So I appeal to Governor Wike and his friends, the G5 integrity group to consider NNPP.”
Idahosa also said they are serious minded and are in presidential race to win.
He added, “As I did mention, the surprise is coming because you may be thinking is James but then it’s Peter because we have been so undermined.
“Before, nobody called us. They said three horses’ race but now people are forced to say four horses’ race because nobody take us as serious minded. I said again we are in the race to win it.”