The Governor of Rivers, Nyesom Wike, says the resignation of former Minister of Health and member of Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Professor Alphonsus Nwosu from the party, further supports the G-5 governors demand for equity, fairness and justice.
He warned that if the party remained unyielding in zoning the office of the national chairman to the South, it should also be willing to face the grave repercussion.
The made the declaration when stakeholders of Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area paid a solidarity visit to him at Government House, Port Harcourt on Saturday.
Wike stated that he has continued to challenge the party to accept that everybody is equal in the country with nobody being a second-class citizen.
The governor said, “I have continued to challenge them. What is the problem? What are we fighting for? What I said and will continue to say is that all of us are from this country. Nobody is a second-class citizen.
“We have agreed that this is how our party will be. Recently Prof. A.B.C Nwosu resigned from the party saying that his conscience will not allow him, that the constitution of the party is clear, if you take this, these other people will take that. Why now are we saying that we won’t do it again?”
He added, “What the people are saying is look, you have taken this, let these people take that and you are saying you will take all. If you take all, you will also face the repercussions.”
Wike declared that anybody fighting the state will experience defeat.
He maintained that God has blessed the state so much that he would not allow its adversaries to become victorious because the protective wall remained difficult to penetrate.
Wike stressed that Rivers State love peace but cannot be intimidated and made to succumb to those bent on milking the state and denying its rightful place in the scheme of national politics.
“You can not fight anybody that God has blessed. God has blessed Rivers State. Anybody fighting Rivers State, you are fighting yourself.
“Nobody can intimidate us. No one State in this country can intimidate Rivers State. If you want to fight us, we will fight you to the last.
“If you want to make peace with us, we will make peace with you to the last. But thinking that anybody will come and intimidate us and then we will chicken out, that is not possible,” the Rivers governor said.