The Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has alleged that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State “came out against” him in the February 25 poll.
This is allegation is coming as a result of Wike’s description of Obi as his “hero” who ensured power did not return to the north.
In an appearance on Arise TV on Monday, Obi said that if the “real votes” were counted in Rivers he would have won.
He said, people who voted for him did not do so on the basis of ethnicity, noting that the electorate knew what he stood for. He added that he even got more votes from Lagos indigenes than those referred to as “visitors.”
Obi added, he would have won in Rivers, where the governor came out against me and everything, if the real votes of Rivers were counted. “I had over 50 something per cent of the votes. The other two parties were sharing the remaining.”
In the just concluded Presidential Election the President-elect, Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress won after polling a total of 231,591 votes from the 23 local government areas in River State. Peter Obi of the Labour Party scored 175,071 while Atiku Abubakar of the PDP got 88,468.