Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has said his Rivers counterpart, Nyesom Wike, will lose the presidential election.
Ganduje said this when Wike paid him a visit in Kano Monday as part of his (Wike) consultations for the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The Kano state governor, who did not mince words in the viral video that surfaced after their meeting, told Wike:
“At the end of it (election), you will lose but you will be a good loser.
“I appreciate good losers because the have the courage and since you are doing this peacefully, then you will live long to fight again.
“When your opponents, when those who are fighting you describe you as ‘Wicked Wike’. Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) I listen to the speech across the country, ashe (so) this Wike is not wicked but this Wike is the Wise Wike. So, I congratulate you, the wise Wike. Thank you and God bless.”
Earlier, the Rivers State governor had said he would probably have abandoned his presidential ambition of Ganduje had decided to join the race to save Nigeria.
“If Ganduje is running for the presidency, some of us will quickly withdraw our ambitions, but thank God he is not running and I’m sure he will help me to make it,” Wike reportedly said.
He added that party differences should not make them work against the country but that they should come together to salvage the country.