The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike on Monday stated that he does not have the intention to become a minister in 2023.
There had been speculations that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar might give him the Minister of Petroleum.
Wike was reportedly offered the position after Atiku picked the Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate.
The Governor of Rivers State stated this during the commissioning of the newly constructed VIP lounge at the Port Harcourt International Airport Omagwa on Tuesday.
Wike said, “only one person can be a minister from a state, I will not be a minister. I will not. I am not a liability, Rivers State is an asset.
“So if you don’t want to win an election, it’s your business. I’m not the one running the election.
“He who wears the shoes knows where it pinches him.”
Wike also challenged PDP leaders in the state to come home and campaign for their presidential candidate, instead of spreading rumours against him in Abuja.
He said, “You want to support a candidate, you are not at home you’re in Abuja.
“Come home and campaign and work for the party.
“Stop this Abuja politics of carrying rumours to the candidate.”