- By Kamil Opeyemi
Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, has said that the controversy over rotational presidency has been settled with the emergence of President-Elect, Bola Tinubu.
This was just as he told voters in Oyo State that whatever pact the members of the `G-5 Governors in the Peoples Democratic Party for the last Saturday’s presidential election ended there.
Wike, while speaking at the commissioning of a newly reconstructed Airport Road and the opening of an aviation fuel terminal in Ibadan, said March 11 elections should be for the PDP. The governor said henceforth and until March 11, voters in Oyo state should only think of umbrella and nothing else.
His words drew a loud applause from the audience who hailed him and the `governor vowing to elect Makinde.
There was believed to be an unspoken agreement between the All Progressive Congress presidential candidate in the saturday election Bola Tinubu and Makinde. Some PDP members were believed to have supported Tinubu on the instruction of the Oyo State Governor.
The same was believed to have happened in Rivers state.
While expressing joy over the emergence of Tinubu, Wike said added that Makinde is one of those who made it happen.
“I am happy he (Makinde) is one of those that made history by making sure that power shift to the south.
“I have told people that those who fight for change, who fight for revolution may not be direct beneficiaries of that fight but today, history has it that all of us now are aware that when power finishes from the South, it will go to the North; when it finishes from the North, it will come to the South.
“So, it does not need to be written in the constitution at all before it is implemented. And I thank Nigerians for standing firm to see that this issue materialise.”