Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says Peoples Democratic Party stakeholders in the State will meet at the appropriate time and decide his successor.
He stated that no one single person has the monopoly to decide where the Governorship position of the party will be zoned to.
Governor Wike made the assertion during the grand finale of the PDP local government campaign for the 17 April council election that held at State School 1, Bori, Khana LGA on Saturday.
“I don’t want to talk about politics of who is from here and who is not from there. At the appropriate time the PDP family will sit down, the leaders of the party will sit down and look at everything together and then make a decision, not one man and even me as a Governor can say this is where we are zoning it to.
You cannot say that. It is not your father’s property. So nobody should panic. It is not for one man who thinks he owns Rivers State. Somebody said he is going to give governorship slot to the Kalabaris, now it’s no longer to the Kalabaris, but to the riverine area.”
He used the occasion to reiterate that the All Progressives Congress, APC-led federal government has failed Nigerians by not keeping to its social contract with the people of the country.
Accordingly, he has called on Nigerians not to listen any longer to empty promises of APC politicians who made promises of ensuring that the Naira and the Dollar are equivalent, create jobs for the youths and contain insurgency, but failed to live up to their promises.
“Time has come when you make a promise to the people you must fulfill the promise. Time has come that we can no longer listen to empty promises of politicians like what the ruling party is doing today.
“When they came in 2015 they told Nigerians that the Naira and Dollar will be equal. N1 to 1dollar. Today what is the equivalent, N500 to 1Dollar. They said they will create jobs, today Nigeria has the highest unemployment rate in Africa 33 percent. While would there not be a crisis. They said when they come they will make sure insurgency is stopped, see what we are passing through today in this country. Everyday, killing upon killing. So, they have failed us.”
The Governor who noted that PDP is the party to reckon with as it always kept to its promises with the people, pointed out that there is no Local Government Area in the state that his administration has not impacted.
Governor Wike explained that when he was campaigning for the office of Governor of Rivers State, he promised to dualize the Saakpenwa-Bori road.
He stated that he has not only kept the promise, but his administration has also further awarded the contract for the second phase of the road which starts from Bori to Kono.
“I have told you again that we are going to dualize from Bori to Kono. That has been awarded and it is not just to award it, the money is there. Every month, 1Billion Naira will be given to the contractor. So the contractor has no business to say that there is no money. And it must be completed in 14 months.”
“So, PDP can go to any Local Government and we can identify one thing or two that we have done for the people. There is no Local Government in this state that can say that PDP has not made an impact.”