Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, the governor of Rivers State, has called the threats made by some politicians to deal with him if they end up winning the 2023 presidential election “empty.”
He explained that his insistence on equity, fairness, and justice being implemented within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which they regard to be an impossible demand to satisfy, was his political crime in the eyes of such people.
In the Gokana local government area of the State, at the Rivers State PDP Campaign Council’s campaign flag-off event, which was held at Community Secondary School 1, Mogho Town, Wike gave a speech on Wednesday.
The governor referred to such threats as absurd, since those making them will never succeed in electing him and will not have the chance to carry out their evil plan against him.
He said: “Most of you have watched on YouTube where they said they will deal with me when they win. You can’t win. You’ve not won, you are threatening to deal with some people. Will God allow you?”
Because it is the best approach to promote inclusivity in the PDP, Wike stressed that he is a big supporter of the equality, fairness, and justice philosophy.
The governor emphasized how it is bad to deny other equal stakeholders the rights that will make them feel like they belong, and how it is important for political parties to have a same goal.
He said: “All of them planning and saying they will deal with us, they’ve not been born. I dare them. Let them try it.”
Wike encouraged the people of Gokana to be proud of their heritage and status as Rivers State residents. He asserted that because the State will never be subordinate in Nigeria, no one can ever intimidate it.
The governor also urged the residents of Gokana to go and obtain their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), which will be applied to punish Rivers State detractors.
In contrast to the 2019 elections, where members of the Nigerian Army and Police were deployed to frighten voters, he claimed that the 2023 elections will focus on the usage of PVCs, which represent the power of the people.
Wike outlined the definition of a brother and friend as someone who works to improve the welfare of the populace.
In that sense, the governor emphasized that he is a better brother to the Gokana people than their son, Victor Giadom, who is accused of refusing to build roads in Gokana while serving as a Commissioner for Works.
According to Wike, his administration built multiple roads in Gokana and is still building the bridge that connects K-Dere to Bolo Town.
Sir Siminialayi Fubara, the PDP’s candidate for governor of Rivers State, stated in his address that the party will win the election in the State but that the victory must be very convincing.
When elected, Fubara promised that his administration would maintain the high performance standards set by the Wike administration.
The PDP candidate for governor promised to take all reasonable steps to maintain the safety of people and their property, build more highways, and improve the region’s educational infrastructure.