The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has said that nobody zoned the governorship post to him, adding that he struggled for it. Hence, he will not impose any governor on the Rivers State people at the expiration of his second term in 2023.
Wike made this statement during a solidarity visit by the Orashi Region of Rivers State at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Saturday.
He stated that power could never be extended as a gift to any group. He noted that "I don’t even have that power, not to talk of giving it out. You cannot give what you don’t have."
However, he reiterated that “To be Governor of Rivers State, you must have the capacity to deliver.”
The governor also warned against seeds of discord in politics which according to him has denied several Rivers communities access to developmental projects.
He said, “Don’t allow anyone to sow seeds of discord among you. Politics should not divide us. Politics of bitterness does not make sense."
He submitted that “All of us must not be in one political party. But you must support yourselves to attract projects to your area.”
Therefore, Wike who thanked the people of Orashi for their support which led to his victory at the elections, urged to remain steadfast in their march towards development.
“We must be able to work as a people. We will not abandon any projects awarded by the State Government. You must work as a team to achieve results," he said.
He further decried the disruption of ongoing projects by some youths in the Ahoada East and Ahoada West Local Government Areas through vandalism and kidnapping.
Hence, he called on communities to take steps to protect ongoing government projects.