Tinubu needs Rivers’ votes, not logistics support, Umahi tells Wike
The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, does not need the logistical assistance of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, according to Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State.
Instead, Tinubu, according to Umahi, needs the support of the residents of the oil-rich state.
This was announced by Umahi, an APC governor and one of Tinubu’s South-East campaign coordinators, on Tuesday when he opened the Akpabu-Itu-Umudiogha road in Rivers’ Emohua Local Government Area at Wike’s invitation.
He said to Wike, “You are a doer of promise. When you say you will give logistics support, you will but in APC, we don’t need logistics support, we need votes, just for the presidential one only, please.
“All I am asking is that presidential one, that presidential one keep it for Asiwaju (Tinubu) and Asiwaju will be coming here to solicit votes.”
Wike, a governor from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had promised logistics support for the campaigns of Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), when the recently commissioned projects in Rivers State.
The G5 governors of the PDP, led by Wike have vowed to not support the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, if the National Chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu, insists on remaining as the chairman of the party.