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I’m Not Thinking About Contesting For Presidency Anytime Soon – Wike

Nyesom Wike

Nyesom Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has come out to say that he does not intend to contest for president in the 2023 presidential election.

He recently reacted to his rumored presidential ambition during an interview on Arise Television.

According to him, the speculations about his perceived presidential ambition are mere distractions that should not be taken seriously.

He added that he is currently focused on delivering the dividends of democracy to the people of Rivers State.

His brief words, “Right now, I am focusing on delivering the dividends of democracy to the people of Rivers State.”

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Ezenwo Nyesom Wike CON (born 13 March 1963), also known variously as Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Nyesom Ezebunwo Wike or Nyesom Wike is a Nigerian politician and lawyer who is the sixth and current Governor of Rivers State. He is an Ikwerre from Rumuepirikom in Obio-Akpor, Rivers State. He is a member of the People’s Democratic Party and was educated at Rivers State University of Science and Technology.

Wike was appointed Minister of State for Education on 14 July 2011. Wike was later appointed the Acting Minister of Education, after Mrs Riqqayatu was sacked but resigned before finishing his term to campaign for Governor of Rivers State. He was replaced by Viola Onwuliri. In 2014, he won the Rivers State People’s Democratic Party primary and chose former Secretary to the State Government Ipalibo Banigo as his running mate for deputy governor.

Wike defeated Dakuku Peterside of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Tonye Princewill of the Labour Party in the April 11 gubernatorial elections to emerge as governor.

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