2023: I Can’t Do Anybody’s Bidding, Wike Vows

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that nothing would make him do the bidding of any politician and he cannot be threatened.
The governor has also stated that no amount of social media war against Rivers State can solve any problem, and Rivers vote for any politician in 2023 will not be for free.
He spoke on Wednesday, at the flagging off of the construction of internal roads within Igwuruta town, in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state, which was performed by the Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu.
He advised: “Nobody should deceive you. No amount of social media war against us (Rivers) can solve any problem. Anybody who wants our vote must tell us what is there for us. Our vote is not for free.  Our vote is for you to tell us what you will deliver to us.
“No amount money, no amount of threat that  can make me sell my people, not in this world. What I said today, is what I will say tomorrow. Go and check our history. We are not known for this kind of character.
“Some people threatened that they were former generals. They are close to CIA in America, they can deal with us. I said, no problem. If you are close to American CIA, why not use it to solve Boko Haram problem. Is it on my body you will use it?
“Nigeria has a serious problem. And you are linked to American CIA and you are a former general, why not use that contact and solve Nigeria’s problem?
“You want to use it to threaten me? You want me to come and do your bidding? I will not do that. I will do the biddings of Nigerians not biddings of individuals, who believe that if they are not there, their children will be there.
“So, if you have given to Adamawa; you have given to Benue, you have given to Delta, won’t you give us? You can’t just come and collect vote.”
Governor Wike prayed that God should put confusion in the camp of his detractors, until they retrace their steps from following the wrong way.
He berated one of the leaders of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in South-South, for the demeaning remarks he made in Kano State, describing it as shameful.
Wike declared: “The God of confusion will put confusion in them. They think they are doing Rivers State. They are doing themselves. They will see confusion from now till end, until the withdraw and understand that there is no road there.
“Sometime ago, I was watching television and one of the leaders in South-South was in Kano saying all manner  of things. I just shook my head. I said go on. If he is the kind of father I will have, it’s better I don’t have.
“There are some fathers you will see, you wonder whether are children. People who would like to eat their own share, eat their children’s share and eat their grand children’s share.
“I say, time will come when Nigerians will know this kind of character.  Characters that would like to say all kinds of things because of power. Characters that would be agents to destroy their own people. Characters that don’t care if their own families collapse.
“So, all of you should be prepared; a day shall come when you will take decision on what to do.”
The Rivers State governor expressed concerns about the forthcoming general elections and the sincerity of the umpire, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a free, fair and credible election in 2023.
He, however, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for declaring that he would not interfer in the 2023 election, saying that his (Buhari) statement was a confirmation of the unpalatable role he played in the 2019 election.
Wike expressed: “My problem is INEC, whether they will do what they said they will do, because they are making promises now. I don’t know whether they will keep to it.  If INEC will keep to the promise, I will be so happy.”
“I thank Mr. President for coming out to tell the governors that he would not interfere in the 2023 election, because they interferred through the military, police.”
On the project, being flagged off, the Rivers State governor said it was part of their campaign promises to Ikwerre people, adding that good governance is the provision of  basic infrastructure, and other things that would change the lives of people positively.

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