Governors Nyesom Wike of Rivers says he is more qualified than ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar, incumbent Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, APC national leader Bola Tinubu and others aspiring to be Nigeria’s president in 2023.
Mr Wike made the assertion while speaking on Channels TV last night.
“Assuming today I want to run for the office of the president, what quality do you think I do not have? Why do you think I cannot provide the right leadership for Nigeria to move forward?” the former minister and incumbent Rivers governor asked.
Answering his own question, he asserted, “For somebody of my kind and record, a governor and a minister, I don’t even see anybody who will tell me that he is much more qualified than me. I don’t think that is possible.”
While he has not made a public declaration to run for president, he insisted that “it is not good for anybody to say ‘my aspirant is the best of the aspirants’.”
“All I preach is that people should talk on issues. Nigeria has a problem,” Mr Wike pointed out. “If they have given you the opportunity, what are you going to do to make sure that Nigerians benefit?”
Mr Wike’s comment came a few days after he was rumoured to have been picked to deputise Atiku Abubakar though he debunked the claim.