Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has reiterated that he has no plans to step down for any party’s consensus candidate ahead of its presidential primary.
Wike said only death would make him quit his ambition to become the President of Nigeria.
In an interview with the BBC pidgin in Abuja on Friday, the presidential aspirant also clarified why he shunned Governor Godwin Obaseki during his consultation visit to Edo state.
“I did not visit Governor Godwin Obaseki because it is not compulsory that I do so. He is not my girlfriend.
“My mission was to meet the delegates concerning how I will get the 2023 presidential ticket.
“It is not written anywhere that I must go through the Governor before seeing the party delegates.
“The only thing that will make me quit is death; if I’m alive, we will finish it on 28/29 of May (date for PDP presidential primaries).”
“I have been a local government chairman, I have been a minister and now a Governor. How many of the aspirants have such experience?
“If they put me and other aspirants side by side, the delegates will choose me because I have been the one going from State to State telling them to vote for me.
“Why would I step down for anybody? If you want to do consensus, you will do it with equity and fairness.
“If the consensus you want to do is to gang up against one or two people, why will I join in that type of consensus. The people talking about consensus, are their hands clean? Their hands are not clean,” he added.