An ally of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has revealed that his principal is yet to decide on the presidential candidate to support.
This is coming days after Wike promised to reveal his preferred presidential candidate in January 2023.
According to the ally, Governor Wike has not decided if he would support the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi or the flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.
The source who spoke with The Nation said Wike’s decision is based on other members of the Integrity Group.
The source said, “It is unclear where the interest of Governor Wike currently lies although one of his close aides said the Rivers State governor was prepared to go with the majority decision of the Integrity Group at the appropriate time.
“I will tell you this frankly and I want you to believe me. Unlike what they want people to believe, Wike is a democrat. And sincerely, he started this struggle without any plan in mind. All he wanted and still want is justice, equity and fairness.
“He wants the next president to come from the south. He has nobody in particular in mind. So, this talk about Tinubu and Obi is not for him to unilaterally decide and he will not do that.
“He understands the expectations of people and he is prepared to support the majority decision. He is just one of the five governors. And we have many prominent political leaders in the Integrity Group. So, at the appropriate time, we will all decide what to do.”