By Seyi Babalola
Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, has announced that he would not run for president again.
At a campaign event for the governor’s race, Wike addressed his party’s supporters and predicted that after eight years in the South, power will transfer to the North.
The All Progressives Congress’s (APC) Bola Tinubu was proclaimed the victor of the 2023 presidential election, but his main rivals have filed a lawsuit to seek restitution.
Wike said the reason he fought for power to return to the South was not to become President, insisting that it was not about him but a matter of principle.
“It’s not everyone that started a revolution that will benefit from it. I did it. I fought it and it doesn’t matter. Whether I become President or not is immaterial.
“What is material is that power has come to the South. It must not be me. It must not be me. It’s a matter of principle.
“If it finishes from the South, it goes to the North. I won’t run again. Because the South will finish in eight years and it goes to the North. Because it’s that principle of [power rotation] that brings peace. It’s what brings unity.”