Wike revealed this during a media chat on Friday morning.
The governor arranged the chat in a bid to address the crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party.
According to Wike, he contested the presidential primaries because he wanted to be the candidate, so he didn’t buy a senatorial form.
“I didn’t contest so I can become a vice presidential candidate.
“I am not like others who were not serious and bought senatorial form alongside presidential form, and that’s why when Tinubu offered me senate slot, I didn’t go for it.”