Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has said that people from the state who met with the party’s presidential flagbearer in Abuja are not true Rivers sons.
Speaking at Ogbakiri junction in Emohua Local government Area on Monday, Wike challenged such persons to come back home and be addressed by Atiku if they are true Rivers sons.
Governor, Wike described as unacceptable such summoning of people who have made themselves non-indigenes in Abuja. According to him, it is an insult to Rivers State and its people for anyone who is seeking for their vote to summon them for a meeting outside of the State.
He said if the PDP presidential candidate cannot come to Rivers State and address the people because he has labelled the place as unsafe, it will be morally wrong to seek for votes from the State.
“You are addressing Rivers people in Abuja, is that not an insult? You cannot come to Rivers State and talk to us. You say Rivers State is not safe, but you want their vote. Rivers people will you allow that? Those who declared our state to be unsafe are those who are seeking for your vote. It is unfortunate. No right thinking Rivers person will take that insult,” he said.
“And I challenge all of you here to behave like true Rivers people to say nobody can buy you, nobody can summon you outside Rivers State. if you want to talk to us, come to Rivers state and talk to us. no amount of blackmail, no amount of intimidation can change our position. We want the unity of Nigeria,” he added.
Governor Wike stated that they are prepared for the Saturday’s election and Rivers electorate will teach those opposed to the stance of the State for equity, fairness and justice, that there are real owners of the State who reside and determine what should happen therein.
He emphasised that Rivers people will vote for the candidate who has the welfare of the State at heart, and interested in Nigeria moving forward.