people, because he will not impose any Governor on the state.
Speaking during a solidarity visit by the leaders and people of Oyigbo
Local Government Area on Saturday at the Government House Port Harcourt,
Governor Wike said all those hoping on him will be disappointed.
He said: “I am not going to impose anyone on Rivers State as their next
Governor of Rivers State. Anyone who wants to be Governor of Rivers in
2023 should go and try.
“All those hoping on me, I want to disappoint you. I am an experienced
politician, I have seen it all. There is nobody that you will make a
Governor that will remain loyal to you.”
Governor Wike added that all ethnic nationalities of Rivers State have
the right to vie for the Governorship of Rivers State, noting that
Oyigbo people should not be intimidated by any other ethnic group.
He said: “Nobody dashes power. You have to break the hand holding the
power to collect it. Everyone is equal in this State. You need other
people to be Governor.
“The next Governor of Rivers State will not emerge on the basis of
ethnic Nationality. The next Governor will be someone who can carry
Speaking further, Governor Wike said that there will be no automatic
ticket for any Local Government Chairman for second term.
He said that the emergence of any Local Government Chairman for second
term, will be on the strength of his performance and acceptance.
The Governor added that the emerging local government Councils must
Governor Wike announced that his administration will dualise the
Oyigbo-Afam as a major encouragement to the Oyigbo people to defend
their votes in subsequent elections.
He also stated that his administration will construct a General Hospital
in Oyigbo to improve access to quality healthcare in the area.
He announced a N50million endowment fund for the daughter of a PDP Agent
killed by soldiers during the 2019 General Election.
Earlier, Eze Mike Nwaji who spoke on behalf of Oyigbo people praised
the Rivers State Governor for his projects in the area.
He urged the Rivers State Governor to dualise the Oyigbo-Afam road to
improve the economy of the area. He also called on the Rivers State
Governor to develop a Hospital for the health needs of the people.