I Want Governor Who Will Be Strong If PDP Loses Presidency, Says Wike


The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has given an insight into the kind of successor he wants to have in the state.

Speaking at the commissioning ceremony of the Dualised Rumuola Flyover in Port Harcourt on Thursday, he said he would like a governor who would not be intimidated by the Federal Government “in case the PDP does not win at the federal government.”

Governor Wike also used the occasion to boast about the quality of infrastructural development he has brought to the state.

He said the federal government is not doing better than the state in terms of project delivery.

He said, “My administration is competing with federal government. They are using Julius Berger, we too use Julius Berger for our projects.

“The flyovers we have done are on federal roads but we haven’t heard anything from federal government yet.

“I told our supporters to stop replying Rivers APC. Our only reply to them is ‘Seeing is believing’.”

The governor then called on Rivers people and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to pray for a successor who will surpass his achievements.

He said further, “Pray for us to have a successor who will do better than us, someone who will put the interest of Rivers State first.

“I heard some persons are already going to native doctors and churches to have me change my mind. My mind is for Rivers State to have a governor after me, who will stand firm with the people.

“A governor who will be ready to face the heat in case the PDP doesn’t win at the federal, not someone who will abandon our people because of eternal pressure. I will never change my mind.

“I am a governor and I am the governor. Anyone who wants to be a governor must be ready to be the governor.”

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