Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, has alleged that some losers in the Rivers state People Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary for 2023, are now leading an Abuja plot for his downfall.
Wike stated this on Monday during activities to celebrate former Governor Peter Odili at 74 held at a new Old Government Residential Area, Port Harcourt.
He pointed out that some of the party leaders who indicated interest to fly the PDP ticket, but failed in the end are spearheading the gang up against him.
WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that the PDP governorship election produced former State Account General, Sim Fubara as its candidate for the 2023 election.
Wike narrated that, “On my last birthday, 12 midnight, some of our elders called to see me. They said they came to wish me happy birthday.
“Then, they presented me a letter that I should run for president. All of them including Dr. Abiye (Sekibo) signed the document. I say okay, you people too should go and give me someone who will be governor after me. They all sat there, looking left and right.
“I asked them, those of you who are interested to be governor should raise your hands. Everybody raised hand. One person didn’t raise his hand, Sen Bari Mpigi. I asked why he was not interested, he replied, Sir, let me hold what God has given me. I don’t want to lose the two.”
The governor also said that same elders also signed to abide by whatever outcome of the governorship primary, alleging that because they never succeeded in the primary, they turned around now to accuse him of pursuing a third term.
He said, “Some persons don’t know the history. They go and tell all kinds of story. But the truth is this, all of them (elders) signed the document prepared by O.C.J. Okocha that whoever I will bring, they will abide to it.
“But now, they went to Abuja, that I must not be vice president. I also read, yesterday when I was in Paris, one of them saying that I told him that if they do to me what they did to Dr. Odili that I will collapse the system.
“I am not an ungrateful person And I will never be ungrateful in my life. What’s important is that I have done well as a governor. I am happy and I am leaving office a happy man.”