The Vice Presidential Candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Bishop Isaac Idahosa, has appealed to Governor Nyesom Wike’s camp to consider supporting their party.
Idahosa made the appeal in an interview on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily.
Wike is among the five aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors dubbed G5.
Others are Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu and Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State.
When asked about the kind of support NNPP is getting from Wike, Idahosa said, “(He was) so gracious to us when we went to his territory. He ensured we had logistic support, security support and whatever support we needed.
“When someone said welcome to my home, that means he accepted you in his home. I expect votes from Rivers. I prayed G5 would be convinced to tilt towards our direction.
“We are asking them to do the needful, we are the right party to be voted for and know that (Rabiu) Kwankwaso (the NNPP presidential candidate) will perform. So I appeal to Governor Wike and his friends, the G5 integrity group to consider NNPP.”
Idahosa also said they are serious minded and are in presidential race to win.
He added, “As I did mention, the surprise is coming because you may be thinking is James but then it’s Peter because we have been so undermined.
“Before, nobody called us. They said three horses’ race but now people are forced to say four horses’ race because nobody take us as serious minded. I said again we are in the race to win it.”