Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has blamed his defeat at Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primary to betrayals from Southern governors.
Wike said the governors ganged up with some vested interest groups to derail his quest for a southern president.
He said it was the agreement of the governors of Southern Nigeria that the presidency should come to the South, and he did not betray that agreement.
The Rivers State governor made the explanation at a grand reception organised by Rivers people on Monday in Port Harcourt to welcome him back from Abuja after the PDP presidential primary.
Governor Wike described as shameful the inability of some of those who were part of the agreement to stick to the agreement when it mattered.
He accused them of selling out, and frustrated the collective efforts that would have secured the PDP presidential ticket by him for the South.
“I contested in an election(primary)based on the principle and agreement with all Southern governors and leaders of the South that presidency should go to the South this period.
“We have done our part. We never betrayed anybody because it is not in our blood to betray. But it is a shame to those people, some of the governors from the South, they are the people that were used to sabotage our course.”
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