Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has said only death will stop him from contesting the 2023 presidential election.
Wike’s statement during a BBC Pidgin interview was said to have stunned persons, who believed hr would withdraw from the race to support a likely northern candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
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When asked whether there was anything that would make him withdraw from the presidential race, Wike said: “The only thing that will make me withdraw is if I am dead.
“But if I am alive, nothing. We will finish it 28 and 29. But if I die, dead persons don’t contest elections.