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2023: I will not impose my successor on Rivers – Wike



2023: I will not impose my successor on Rivers – Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers said Thursday that he would not impose any candidate for governor of his choice on the people of Rivers in 2023.

Mr. Wike gave the guarantee in a statement issued by Kelvin Ebiri, his special media assistant, in Port Harcourt.

He assured that the party leadership will meet to decide who to support at the right time.

However, Wike said he is obligated to ensure that the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) wins the 2023 gubernatorial election in Rivers.

“One mistake I will not make is to impose on someone. From my experience as a history student, reality has shown that it is difficult for you to say that José is the man I can trust.

“Until you give someone power and money, that’s only when you will know if that person is trustworthy or not,” he said.

Mr. Wike declared that God would not allow someone who will destroy all the remarkable progress the state has made over the years to be the next governor.

“God will make sure that only someone who is courageous, steadfast and willing to protect Rivers’ interests will succeed me.

“Rivers is a state that a lot of people have an interest in. It is a state in which you have to put your feet on the ground. It is a state where you have to annoy a lot of Nigerians and a lot of Nigerians will hate you.

“But the important thing is that you know what is good for your people and stand up for it. Don’t let self-interest sway you against the interests of your people, ”said Mr. Wike.


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