Wike pledges not to impose successor after expiration of tenure

Wike pledges not to impose successor after expiration of tenure

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Thursday, December 2, said he would not impose any governorship aspirant of his choice on the people of Rivers come 2023.

Wike gave the assurance in a statement; issued by Mr Kelvin Ebiri, his Special Assistant on Media, in Port Harcourt.

He assured that the leadership of the party would meet; to decide who to support at the appropriate time.

Wike however said that he is obliged to ensure that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wins the 2023 governorship election in Rivers.

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“One mistake I will not make is to impose somebody. From my experience as a student of history; reality has shown that it is difficult for you to say Joseph is the man I can trust.

”Until you give somebody power and money, that is only when you will know; whether that person is trustworthy or not,” he said.

Wike stated that God would not allow someone; who will destroy all the remarkable progress the state had made over the years to be the next governor.

”God will ensure that it is only someone who is courageous, firm; and ready to protect the interest of Rivers that will succeed me.

“Rivers is a state that so many people have an interest in. It is a state that you have to put your feet on the ground. It is a state that you have to annoy a lot of Nigerians and a lot of Nigerians will hate you.

“But what is important is for you to know is what is good; for your people and stand for your people. Do not allow personal interest to sway you against the interest of your people,” Wike stated.

Meanwhile, the Presidency has described as divisive, irresponsible, and also bare-faced publicity stunts; the repeated ridiculous claims from the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) that it is bringing legal action against the Federal Government.

Malam Garba Shehu, the Presidency Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, stated this in a statement on Wednesday, December 1, in Abuja.

The presidency aide was reacting to various legal actions being Instituted against the Government and/ or President of Nigeria; by SERAP, almost weekly.

According to Shehu, little is known about SERAP, or who funds them; despite their claims of being an organisation that champions transparency and also accountability.

 

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