Nyesom Wike has stated that the Labour Party (LP) flagbearer Peter Obi played a key role in preventing the north from retaining the presidency.
The River state governor insinuated that he never supported Obi but admitted that the former Anambra state governor remains the hero of the 2023 presidential election.
Wike made the statement during an interactive meeting with Technical Dealers Association of Nigeria, Computer Dealers Association, Garrison Phone Dealers Association and Building Materials Traders Association in Port Harcourt on Sunday, March 12, 2023.
He said: “If Obi did not contest, power would have gone back to the north. The whole of South-south and South-east that PDP lost would have been won if Obi did not contest.
“The hero in this election is Obi whether you like it or not. I am not here to please you. Obi is the hero. He may not have been pronounced as the winner. There is no problem about it. The law will take its course.
“If Obi did not run this election, power would have remained in the north. Whether he is declared a winner now or not, history will be on his side that he fought and fought well.”