Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said he is not asking to be given the presidency in 2023 on a platter of gold.
The presidential hopeful said President Muhammadu Buhari who was given such has led Nigeria into the current situation the country is in now.
Wike said this when he appeared on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme on Monday.
He said, “I’ve never one day said I want it on a platter of gold, never! In fact, when you give people things on a platter of gold, it doesn’t work well.
“Power is not given. Nobody is going to give you presidential power on a platter of gold.
“Take for example, President Buhari, people were saying, ‘give it to him, give it to him, he’s the messiah,’ now look at what happens….
“That period they came to deceive Nigerians that ‘this is the only man who can solve the problems, this is the only man who has the key to Nigeria becoming one of the greatest countries’ and Nigerians were deceived and we all bought it. Now, look at where we are today. They told Nigerians ‘if you don’t elect General Buhari, there’ll be no Nigeria again…”