The River State Governor, Nyesom Wike says Rivers State under the rule of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has learnt enough lessons from showing commitment to every presidential votes accorded to the party during elections and end up not being appreciated for their efforts.
Wike who expressed the concern at the commissioning of Etche Campus of Rivers State University in Etche Local Government Area, also pleaded with those concerned over his life over his hardline in the crisis rocking the PDP not to be afraid, as God, he believes, would not allow fellow humans to kill him.
Stressing that Rivers PDP can’t give her votes free anymore, the Rivers governor declared, “When they (unnamed PDP bigwigs) were going to negotiate with Buhari in 2019, they negotiated with Buhari, that’s why Buhari won election. They came to me and I said no negotiation; PDP must win.
“Since 1999, we brought the highest votes for the Peoples Democratic Party
If you want our votes, tell me what do you give to Rivers State. Nothing can be for dash again.
“Enough is enough of using Rivers State and thinking we are foolish people and we don’t know what to do with our money. Enough is enough of using Rivers people and saying oh they will bring the votes and when they bring the votes they will push us away.
“Tell us what you are going to do for the people of Rivers, not for me. There is nothing any of them can do for me. I am interested in my state, nobody can buy me. Have I not been a minister before? So, what are you now going to entice me with as a person? Nothing. If you don’t tell me what the state will gain, then forget me”. He said.
Meanwhile, as stakeholders continue to negotiate his interest and terms across alliances over the lingering PDP crisis, some governorship candidates have reportedly moved into Port Harcourt in a bid to meet Governor Wike.
While Wike and allies were commissioning state projects in Echte, a viral video that started trending Tuesday afternoon showed Lagos PDP Governorship Candidate, Dr Abdulazeez Olajide Adediran Jandor and Ogun State counterpart, Hon Ladi Adebutu Kensington LADO alighting from a flight at the Port Harcourt Airport, as they breezed into the Rivers state capital for a reported meeting with Wike.