April 13, (THEWILL) – Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has faulted moves for a consensus Presidential candidate in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Some northern PDP presidential aspirants, including a former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, among others, have been at the forefront of the clamour for a consensus Presidential candidate for the party.
But speaking with PDP delegates and members on Wednesday in Calabar, Cross River State, Wike, a presidential aspirant of the PDP, described the consensus plan as a ‘fake news’ used in deceiving party members.
Wike, who said consensus could only happen through equity, justice, and fairness, recalled telling “a former Senate President” that he would not support a consensus arraignment in PDP.
He said: “I am not here for any consensus rubbish. I have told people not to deceive our party members with fake news about consensus. We all believe in consensus, but it must come with equity, justice, and fairness.
“When some of my colleagues, led by the former Senate President came to me, I told them I would not fall into the consensus trap. If you want to run for election, please run, and if you are not ready, please go home.
“They want somebody who would come and bow down for them. But what the country needs now is fearless and courageous somebody.”