Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has warned those who are underrating the political capability of the state ahead of the forthcoming 2023 general election.
Governor Nyesom Wike Those Underrating Rivers
Wike spoke on Monday at the inauguration of the Orochiri-Worukwo flyover in Rivers was performed by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The governor said the people of the state will use votes to show their worth in the 2023 election, stressing that the dynamics of contemporary politics have made it unpopular to just give votes away without the assurance of derivable benefit for the people.
He said, “If you say Rivers state does not matter, Rivers state will tell you that it doesn’t matter at the appropriate time. If you don’t like us, we will not like you. If you like us, we will like you.
“Nobody will use our votes for nothing. Our votes will matter and Rivers state must benefit from anybody that we are going to support.
“Politics now is no longer just voting for somebody, it is about what you will do for the people of Rivers state. My guest from Lagos state, let nobody tell you the story that anybody will come here to win as governor of Rivers state. It will not happen.
“Those who looted the treasury of the state will not come here to be governor of Rivers state and I have challenged them. I am fully in charge. I am not the kind of governor people will go to Abuja and hold meetings against. I am fully in charge here.”
Wike also challenged those envious of his development strides to rather show what capacity they have by executing projects and invite renowned persons to inaugurate them.
KanyiDaily recalls that former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido had recently slammed Governor Nyesom Wike over his ongoing feud with the presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.