The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has said that he will not back any presidential candidate that does not have integrity, noting that he and his polities allies have resolved to support only a presidential candidate that keeps his word and does not renege on agreements.
Wike made this known at Rumuji-Odegwe town where the Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held a rally to flag-off its campaign in Emohua Local Government Area on Wednesday.
The Rivers governor enjoined party stalwarts in the state anxiously waiting for directive on the presidential election to continue to exercise patience while the decision on preferred presidential candidate is concluded soon.
“Chief (Ohna Sergeant) Awuse has said, “we are tired of waiting.” Indeed, we are tired of waiting. But don’t worry. You’ve been patient. Your being patient will not be taken for granted. The bell will soon ring. When you hear the bell, listen to where the bell is coming from and go and do what you have been told to do.
“I can assure you all these buccaneers, all these vampires, we will teach them a lesson. All those who said Rivers State is not important, we’ll tell them that Rivers State is important. If you play with us, we’ll play with you. If they play with us, we’ll play with them. Enough is enough.
“So let me apologise and plead with Ohna, Nne-New-Eli Emohua Local Government, it is almost time, endure. Very soon you’ll hear and I can assure them, no going back,” Wike said.
The governor said he has been waiting patiently for those who threatened to expel him from the PDP to act out their threat.
He noted that those issuing such threats were not oblivious that PDP is already polarised and taking such action against him and his allies would lead to the extinction of the party.
Wike stated that the state has what it takes to withstand those he described as buccaneers and vampires whose stock-in-trade was selling their conscience for a pot of pottage.