The governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, stated on Saturday that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was the only party to defeat in the general elections of next year and urged other parties, particularly the All Progressives Congress (APC), to refrain from wasting money on electioneering in the State.
Wike gave a speech during the State Honours and Awards ceremony, which was hosted at the Government House’s Banquet Hall in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
He said during the event, urging opposition parties not to waste their resources campaigning in the State.
Lawyer, you must make money but here don’t worry yourself; nobody would win here.
The governor specifically passed the message to APC chieftains present at the event, which include the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN; Governor Dave Umahim of Ebonyi State, and his Kogi State counterpart, Yahaya Bello, who were part of the awardees.
Wike further noted;
I told David Umahi, Governor of Kogi and Abubakar Malami when they came to visit me, ‘Don’t put money here it won’t work; it is a no-go area’
According to the Rivers State governor, his government already has a successor and his choice was based on the good works of his administration.
In my state, we know who is going to be my successor. I want to advise you if you are spending money on anybody, stop!
Here, we have a successor. It is not by my power but by what we have done in this state. It is not that I want to impose a successor. It is not true. Bring a successor and tell people why you want to bring a successor.