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Why I Can’t Decide My Successor – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has thrown light on the issue of who will succeed him at the end of his tenure in 2023.

Speaking during Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  grand finale campaign for the April 17 council election, the governor said no single person will decide where the party’s governorship position would be zoned stating that PDP stakeholders in the state will decide his successor. 

The governor said: “I don’t want to talk about politics of who is from here and who is not from there. At the appropriate time, the PDP family will sit down, the leaders of the party will sit down and look at everything together and then take a decision, not one man and even me as a governor cannot say this is where we are zoning it to.

You cannot say that. It is not your father’s property. So, nobody should panic. It is not for one man who thinks he owns Rivers State. Somebody said he is going to give governorship slot to the Kalabaris. Now, it’s no longer to the Kalabaris, but to the riverine area,” he added.

He urged Nigerians not to listen to APC politicians who made promises of ensuring that the naira and the dollar would be equivalent, create jobs for youths and contain insurgency, but failed to live up to their promises.

Senator Lee Maeba who also spoke noted Wike’s developmental strides in Ogoniland, while the Senator representing Rivers South East Senatorial District, Senator Barry Mpigi, expressed the Ogonis  satisfaction with the development projects of Gov. Wike in Ogoniland.

PDP chairmanship candidate for Khana Local Council, Dr. Bariere Thomas promised to tackle   insecurity, cultism, and disclosed that he would establish ICT centres in the 19 wards of the council.

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