Nyesom Wike has explained the roles played by the G-5 governors, otherwise known as Integrity Group, during the polls.
The Rivers state governor said the group supported the candidates of the Labour Party (LP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) respectively during the February 25 presidential election.
Wike, who commissioned the Akpabu-Egbeda road in the Emohua Local Government Area, on Friday, March 10, said the G5 governors agreed to support the emergence of a southern president.
And the witty governor said the support for a southern president had nothing to do with political parties but the unity and oneness of Nigeria.
His words: “I never campaigned against Obi. I never did that. Is not that he (Obi) will do me anything, wetin he go do me? He can’t do me anything. But I felt is of no need since we (G5 Governors) are talking of southern presidency.
“We (Integrity Group) agreed that we will make sure that power comes to the south and that in any State where you have control, if Labour Party comes first, APC must come second and vice-versa. And we did it!”
Wike also praised the APC governors for standing firm to support the southern presidency adding that he will not be running for president again.
“I commend them (APC), so whether you voted for (Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter) Obi or you voted for Asiwaju (Tinubu), I have no problem with you, as far as you stood for the southern presidency,” he added.