2023: Why I Rejected Tinubu’s Senatorial Ticket Offer- Wike
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has disclosed that the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, offered him a senatorial ticket of the party after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flagbearer, Atiku Abubakar, did not fulfill his promises.
Wike said that he rejected the ticket offer from the APC presidential candidate due to his loyalty to the opposition party and commitment to ensuring that PDP returns to power during the 2023 election in the country.
The governor disclosed the offer received from Tinubu on Friday during a chat with media executives, stating that if he was so ambitious, he would have jumped ship to the ruling party.
According to him, he contested the presidential primaries because he wanted to be the candidate and that is why he didn’t buy a senatorial form.
‘’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’’