The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has said the country will shake when the South declares its stand on the 2023 presidential election.
The governors’ spokesperson, Kelvin Ebiri, communicated this in a statement at the weekend.
Wike stated this at a grand reception organised in his honour by the people of Kalabari ethnic nationality at the Abalama School field in Asari Toru Local Government Area.
A traditional title of Se-Ibidokibo of Kalabari land (He who does good things for Kalabari people) was conferred on the governor and was performed by the Amayanabo of Abonnema, King Gboko Desreal Bob-Manuel.The governor noted,
“The day the South will speak, Nigeria will shake,” Wike said.
“We believe in the unity of this country, but nobody can threaten us. Nobody should threaten us. We believe in the unity of Nigeria, and unity of Nigeria must continue.
”Wike also said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would not deliver its presidential ticket to any candidate who will serve only the interest of a few wealthy Nigerians.
He noted that some desperate politicians are already hatching the plot of choosing a candidate who will not serve the interest of many but few wealthy persons.
“No amount of gang-up can make PDP give somebody who will want to run an election for the interest of some big men and not for all Nigerians,” he said.
“Anybody who wants to be the candidate of PDP must be a candidate for the interest of Nigerians.
”He lamented that some companies in the country continue to post annual financial profits regularly in such a downturn economy to the disadvantage of the poor masses.
He stressed that the profits which only the rich shares make them richer, while the majority of the population who are poor gets poorer.
Wike further blasted Rivers politicians serving in the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration not to attract any federal government projects to the State.