Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says talks with his political allies on the presidential candidate to support in the February 25 election will soon be concluded.
Governor Wike said this at St. Martin’s Anglican Church, Omagwa Town, venue of the Local Government Campaign Flag-off Rally of the Rivers State Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) in Ikwerre Local Government Area on Tuesday.
He maintained that the people of the State know their political bearings and will not play second fiddle concerning the general election slated for February 25th and March 11th, 2023.
The governor explained that Rivers people have been duly sensitised and told to vote the candidates of PDP for governorship, Senate, House of Representatives and State House of Assembly.
He informed that the beauty of the forthcoming election is that it will leave no room for any form of electoral manipulation and intimidation from security personnel.
“This time, no army will do anything. No Fakorode will do any thing. No police will do anything. Now, it is one man, one vote. All the votes must be in one basket from governorship to House of Assembly. The other one we are concluding. When we conclude, you will be told.
“Nobody should intimidate you. Nobody should tell you any story. We are free born of this country. We are not second class citizens. Nobody can tell us anything. I dare them. Let anybody do any funny thing, We’ll tell them we are from Rivers State.”
He emphasised that it will be a case of one man, one vote and no blackmail can dissuade or thwart the collective resolve of the people on who to support with their votes.
The governor, who urged the people to be calm, maintained that when the final decision of the presidential candidate the state will support will be taken, Rivers electorate will be notified.
“As we finish from here now, you’ll go home and start working before the appropriate time when we will ring the bell. When you hear the bell being rang, know that the decision has been taken.”
Governor Wike explained that governance is not about story telling but in performance that translates into making living easier for the people and seeing them happy.
He announced that the Rivers State government has awarded contract for the construction of Ubima-Ozuoha road.