Governor Nyesom Wike is not taking his lost for PDP’s flagbearer lying down. He reminded those southern leaders and governors in his words that “gang up” against him that “You will continue to be perpetual slaves.”
In a statement issued by Governor Wike media aide, Kelvin Ebiri in Port Harcourt, reads: “I contested in an election(primary)based on the principle and agreement with all Southern governors and leaders of the South that the presidency should go to the South during this period. We have done our part. We never betrayed anybody because it is not in our blood to betray. But it is a shame to those people, some of the governors from the South, they are the people that were used to sabotage our course.”
Governor Wike upon arrival at Rivers State from Abuja convention while addressing his constituency said, “Look at a region ganging up, then you, your own region cannot gang up. You became tools to be used against the interest of your people, and you think you have won, you have lost.
You will continue to be perpetual slaves. Rivers people, you don’t need to bother yourselves. PDP needs us. If they say they don’t need us, they should wait.”
The governor reinforces that his constituency will never be second class citizens, when he spoke after his lost to Atiku.
He said, “It is a matter of you being firm, it is a matter of you being hopeful. There is nobody that is born greater than us in this country, therefore, we cannot be second class citizens. We can’t.
“We just used this one to tell them that enough is enough. We made them not to sleep. We made them not eat. We made all of them from wherever they said they come from to know that there is somebody who can take them on. This country does not belong to one particular zone. If people are afraid of talking it is their business. I cannot be a second-class citizen in my country.”
“Some of them, their in-laws are governors in the ruling party, but they want to interfere in what happens in the PDP. Some of them, their brothers are governors in the ruling party and they want to interfere in the PDP.”
The mood of the governor was not elated because he felt that victory was taken away from him. Wike articulated his grievances centered on the primary election being influenced by the outside force beyond his control. The governor must be reminded that in politics there is no permanent friend but permanent interest. In most cases, politicians are known for changing their hearts at the last minute .
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