Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike has described as empty the threat by some politicians to deal with him when they eventually win the 2023 presidential election.
Wike explained that his political crime, to such people, seems to be his insistence on equity, fairness and justice to be practiced within the party, which they consider as too tough a demand to satisfy.
The Rivers State governor spoke at Community Secondary School 1 in Mogho Town, venue of the campaign flag-off rally by the Rivers State PDP Campaign Council in Gokana Local Government Area.
Wike described such threats as laughable, because those threatening him will never win at the poll, and will not have such opportunity at all to carry out their sinister scheme.
“Most of you have watched on YouTube where they said they will deal with me when they win. You can’t win. You’ve not won, you are threatening to deal with some people. Will God allow you?”
Wike insisted that he is a strong proponent of the principle of equity, fairness and justice because it is about the best way to foster inclusivity in PDP.
He pointed to the evil of denying other equal stakeholders due rights that will give them a sense of belonging, wherein the unity of purpose matters within the party.
“All of them planning and saying they will deal with us, they’ve not been born. I dare them, let them try it.”
Wike told Gokana people to be proud of their nativity and being citizens of Rivers State. According to him, no person can ever intimidate the State because it will never play second fiddle in Nigeria.
The governor also advised Gokana people to go get their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) that will be used to punish haters of Rivers State.
He said the 2023 election will be about the use of the PVCs, which is the people’s power, and it will not be like what was experienced in 2019 where officers of the Nigerian Army and police were used to intimidate voters.
Wike explained that a brother and a friend is one who caters for the welfare of the people and improved their living conditions.
In that regard, Wike stressed that he is a better brother to Gokana people than their son, Victor Giadom, who as a Commissioner for Works refused to construct roads in Gokana.
He revealed that several roads have been constructed by his administration in Gokana together with the bridge connecting K-Dere to Bolo Town ongoing.
In his speech, Rivers State governorship candidate of the PDP, Sir Siminialayi Fubara asserted that the party will win the election in the State, but that there is need for the winning to be very convincing.
Fubara assured that when elected, his administration will continue in the performance footstep set by the Wike’s administration.