Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike says members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the State are preoccupied with activities that will secure the winning chances of their various candidates in the 2023 general election.
Governor Wike spoke on Thursday at the PDP campaign flag-off rally which was held at Primary School 2, a field in Kpite Town in Tai Local Government Area.
“You know PDP in Rivers State is the only party. I don’t know what they are doing in Abuja. But, we are members of PDP Rivers State and we will do what is good for the interest of Rivers State.
“Anybody who has no interest in Rivers State, we too, will not have his interest. In politics, if you do for me, I’ll do for you. If you love me, I love you, if you fall for me, I will fall for you.”
But, Governor Wike insisted that despite the threat, the focus of Rivers PDP is to ensure that the electorate uses their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to teach a lesson to those who think they can undermine the State.
“But, what did I do that they want to kill me? I only insisted that since the North has produced the Presidential candidate, the National Chairmanship slot should come to the South. This is on the principle of life and let’s live. Did I do it wrongly?
“Can they kill me? Will you allow them to kill me? Will you protect me? So, we will defend our votes. You’ll stay there and make sure you’ll vote for our candidates. Then, we will use our Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) to pepper them.”
Campaigning for the consolidation team led by Sir Siminialayi Fubara, Rivers PDP Governorship candidate, Governor Wike charged them to use the remaining 9 days left for the Presidential and National Assembly election, to ensure 90 per cent of votes are delivered in the area.
Governor Wike also announced the award of a contract for the reconstruction of the hospital facility and the school in Koruma Tai, with the promise that the school project will be completed before the end of his tenure, while the hospital will be completed by his successor.