Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike says although he strongly supported the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, who was among the presidential aspirants for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), he now supports the party’s choice Atiku Abubakar.
He says he has no regrets for supporting Tambuwal but must now support the choice of the party as as a sign of his loyalty.
He said this on Sunday during a special thanksgiving service for the successful hosting of the party’s 2018 National Convention in the state.
He said, “I supported the Governor of Sokoto, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, fully. I have no regrets, but the party has made a choice and I cannot go back, I must support that choice of the party.
“That is what they call party loyalty. Not when you don’t get the ticket, then you say “I will do this, I will do that. If you get it, some other person will also say he will do this, he will do that”.
“That is not politics. I was to run as a senator in this state and at the dying minute, I was told to step down for George Sekibo. I Obeyed, and heaven didn’t fall. I didn’t know that God didn’t plan that I should be a senator, he said I would be governor, I didn’t know. Today I’m governor”.