…says he could contest senatorial position


Although, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State can not be quoted as having disclosed his ambition to run for the office of Nigeria’s president in 2023, rumours of such ambition is in many quarters in the public domain.

However, President of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), Peter Igbifa has advised the governor to drop his presidential ambition in the next general election if he has such a plan.

“I will not advise him (Wike) to run for president in 2023″.

The Youth leader acknowledged that Governor Wike has made an impact in national politics but advised the governor to “watch very well before he leaps.”

Peter Igbifa suggested that the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike could run for senatorial seat of the Rivers East if he wishes to contest election in 2023.

“He can break the jinx, but then I wouldn’t want him to run for president. I would rather advise him to run for Senate.”

Mr Igbifa said there is a tendency for one to have more enemies when one is a governor.

“When Peter Odili was a governor, he thought he had more friends. But the day his body language showed he wanted to go to the presidency, he discovered he had more enemies than friends.

“Usually, the world does not always tolerate those who have resources to combine it with power, for the fear of the unknown.” the IYC President concluded.

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