Over 100 clerics and prophets in Rivers State have declared support for the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and his running mate, Kashim Shettima.
The religious leaders under the aegis of Rivers Pastors Unite for Tinubu said this after a meeting in Port Harcourt on Monday, February 20, 2023.
They said the APC presidential candidate for the 2023 election was the only person with the capacity to solve the myriad of challenges plaguing the country.
The Coordinator of RPUT, Pastor Sunday Edimeh, who read their resolution said none of the candidates had supported the Christian community as much as Tinubu.
Meanwhile, Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike has reiterated that he will never join the All Progressives Congress (APC), despite its governors’ commendable stance on zoning the presidency to the South.
Wike, who described the insinuations that he will defect to the APC as speculative, maintained that he remains an unrepentant member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Governor Wike stated these at the 114th quarterly general meeting of the Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers in Port Harcourt, the State capital on Monday.
He informed the council ahead of Saturday’s presidential election, that he will be voting for only the candidate that can guarantee the unity of the country.
Wike said: “I am not a member of APC and I will not be. But, they have made me to recognise that they are the heroes of this country.
“The governors came out to say look, for the unity of this country, presidency should go to the south. The governors of APC said the way the county is, they want the unity of this country and therefore, the presidency should go to the South.
“They could have as well said no, it doesn’t matter. As governors we have the number. We can still say it should remain where it should remain. But they didn’t do that. They said the way we are seeing this country we want everybody to be together.
“Let no one say because I have the population, therefore, you will continue to dominate. In dominating you need peace, without peace you cannot govern.”