Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said he will never be party to a consensus candidate in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as being promoted by four northern presidential aspirants, and will not negotiate a position for Vice President
Wike spoke in Calabar when he went to consult the party for his presidential aspiration.
Four presidential aspirants, including a former Senate President Bukola Saraki, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State and Mohammed Hayatu-Deen, have been consulting across the country to promote consensus.
Governor Wike condemned those asking for consensus, saying the party must not condescend to accept a consensus candidate.
“I am not for that rubbish called consensus. They came to me, and I have told them bluntly that I am not party to it.”
Wike also maintained that he is emphatically running for the office of president and will not negotiate for even the office of vice president with anybody.
“I am going round all the states in Nigeria to confirm that I will run for president of Nigeria. I am not going to negotiate for vice president but to win the PDP ticket and win the election.
“People have pressurised me to rather buy ticket for Senate. But I said I am quite fit and ready for the race. I am ready to demonstrate power and power to win the election, nothing more. I have more energy to dissipate,” he said.