Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has revealed that Bola Tinubu, the APC’s presidential candidate, approached him to join the party.
This comes months after Wike and a few governors elected on the APC platform met in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State, ahead of the 2023 elections.
On Friday, September 23, Wike said that Tinubu had promised him a senatorial seat, which he turned down despite Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate, breaking his promise after winning the party’s primary.
He declared that he will stay in the PDP, as he did not run in the primaries to accept a vice presidential or senatorial ticket.
Wike said, “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.’’