Wike denies saying Tinibu offered him senatorial ticket (Video) 

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The Rivers State Governor, through his special assistant on media, Kelvin Ebiri, has denied reports making round that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, offered him a senatorial ticket to defect to the APC.

Several reports has it that Wike who was responding to a question from his interviewers on Friday on the allegation that he purchased the senatorial ticket of the PDP even before the presidential primaries of the party, which he lost to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

In response he said “Even after the whole thing, Tinubu said come and go for the Senate. I said no. I won’t do that. I have already made a commitment.

The video:

Reacting to the reports on Saturday, the governor’s aide said, “Our attention has been drawn to a misleading report in some national dailies and online newspapers, particularly, Sahara Reporters that the All Progressives Congress Presidential Candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, offered the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, senatorial ticket to defect to  the APC.

“Governor Wike was alleged to have disclosed this during the media chat that was aired on Channels Television, African Independent Television, Nigerian Television Authority and TVC on Friday, September 23, 2022.

“We wish to state emphatically that this news is false, baseless and ludicrous as the Rivers State governor throughout the media chat never mentioned the name of the APC presidential candidate or alluded to him offering him a senatorial ticket.

“To lay the facts bare, we have decided to include herein the transcript of what governor Wike said concerning senatorial form.

The statement continued, “First of all, this is how you know those who are prepared to run an election. Some of them collected presidential form at the same time collected senatorial form.

“You’ll know that those people are not serious to run. I never collected senatorial form. Even after the whole thing, people said come and go for Senate, I said no. I won’t do that. I’ve already made a commitment that this Senate ticket should be zoned to this area (Etche) because they’ve never had it before. I must not be in power.”

 

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