Mike Odiegwu, Port Harcourt
RIVERS State Governor Nyesom Wike has expressed his need for all Southsouth states to be beneath the primary opposition Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP).
He spoke forward of the September governorship election in Edo State the place Governor Godwin Obaseki of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) bought the PDP ticket.
The Rivers State governor, who spoke on Come up TV, defined that as a loyal celebration man, he would need his celebration to win in Edo State.
He mentioned the PDP was completely happy to have resolved the disagreement that ensued in Edo State earlier than final week’s governorship main.
“Generally there may be disagreements, however the capability to reconcile all people is necessary. Notably, as an opposition celebration, it’s wholesome to have division. There isn’t any have to make individuals suppose that you simply don’t need them. I instructed Governor Obaseki so and anyone who is aware of me understands that I’m not towards anyone.
“After the primaries, all people could be very completely happy and Governor Obaseki is at dwelling. If now we have allowed what was happening then to proceed, you can be alarmed on the degree of division that can erupt, and it will likely be like what you see in APC.
“As a loyal celebration man of the Southsouth, I might need the entire area to belong to 1 political group, which is what it’s prone to be. If APC is in a disaster, it’s not my enterprise to assist it.
“Keep in mind, we additionally had our disaster beneath Ali Modu Sherrif and so they had been jubilant. As a politician, I’m completely happy that now we have taken yet another states from them. I’ll proceed to hope that they make extra errors,” Wike mentioned.
The governor mentioned it was too early to play politics about 2023, dismissing speculations that he was aiming on the Presidency.
Wike mentioned he would help Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi, his predecessor, for the Presidency if he clinched the PDP ticket.
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He mentioned: “If he (Amaechi) is working beneath the PDP, why not? But when he’s working beneath APC, why ought to I help him? I’m not a member of the APC. I don’t play politics of the place you come from; I don’t do this. I’m a real and true Nigerian.
“If Amaechi is working for the presidency as we speak beneath the PDP and he wins the ticket of the celebration, why not? But when he’s working on the ticket of APC and I’m not in APC, that can imply I’m doing anti-party. That’s the downside within the nation; I can’t do anti-party at this degree. I can’t do this.”
Wike described as unlucky the silence of safety businesses at apprehending some Amaechi supporters who allegedly threatened to destroy the state.
The governor mentioned the risk, which went viral, appeared to not imply something to safety businesses.