Those plotting to deal with me won’t taste presidency – Wike

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Governor of Rivers, Nyesom Wike has said that a politician and his associates have threatened to deal with him if he wins the 2023 presidential election.

Wike, who did not mention any name, described such threats as “empty and laughable”, noting that those threatening him would never win at the poll and won’t have an opportunity to carry out their “sinister scheme”.

The Rivers governor said his political crime to such people seems to be his insistence on equity, fairness and justice to be practised within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a demand he said they considered “too tough to satisfy”.

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According to his Media Assistant, Kelvin Ebiri, the Rivers governor spoke at Community Secondary School 1 in Mogho Town, venue of the campaign flag-off rally by the Rivers State PDP Campaign Council in Gokana Local Government Area.

“Most of you have watched on YouTube where they said they will deal with me when they win. You can’t win. You’ve not won, you are threatening to deal with some people. Will God allow you?” Wike asked.

He insisted that he is a strong proponent of the principles of equity, fairness and justice because it is about the best way to foster inclusivity in PDP.

He pointed to the evil of denying other equal stakeholders due rights that would give them a sense of belonging, so as to solidify unity within the party.

“All of them planning and saying they will deal with us, they’ve not been born. I dare them, let them try it,” Wike said.

Governor Wike told Gokana people to be proud of their nativity and being citizens of Rivers State.

According to him, no person can ever intimidate the state because it would never play second fiddle in Nigeria.

The governor also advised Gokana people to go get their Permanent Voters Card (PVC), which he described as the ‘people’s power’, saying it would be used to punish haters of Rivers state.

He said the 2023 election would be about the use of the PVCs and not like what was experienced in 2019 when officers of the Nigerian Army and police were used to intimidate voters.

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