The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has said President Muhammadu Buhari would not sign the Electoral Act Amendment Bill recently submitted to him by the National Assembly.
Wike stated that it was dead on arrival, as the signs were already there, adding that the President does not people.
In an interview with the African Independent Television, AIT, monitored by Newsportal, the Governor said the seemingly disagreement between the National Assembly lawmakers and the Governors of the All Progressives Congress, APC, over the Electoral Act Amendment Bill was devises to frustrate it, adding that it was surprising that the President would be seeking advice on a law that had already been passed by the National Assembly.
Wike said that the current National Assembly controlled by the APC lacked the capacity to use veto power to override the President if he refused to sign the Electoral Act Amendment Bill.
On 2023, Wike stated that Nigerians were tired of the misrule of APC, and would not allow their evil to continue.
According to the Governor, ” Nigerians are watching. Nigerians cannot have this type of evil come up again in 2023. We will be doing a disservice to Nigerians to allow this to continue “.
He said he would only support a presidential candidate who would not mortgage the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for selfish interests.
In his words, ” I will not support somebody who will just want to bear the name of former presidential candidate. I will not agree to that. I must see that you are prepared for it, and to confront this evil called APC”.
Wike said he would not like to impose a candidate on the people of Rivers State in 2023.
“One mistake I will not make is to impose somebody. From my experience as a student of history, reality has shown that it is difficult for you to say, Joseph is the man I can trust. Until you give somebody power and money, that is only when you will know whether that person is trustworthy or not'”.