The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has chosen to host the party’s presidential primary in Port Hacourt. There are certain presidential aspirants, however, who want to have it hosted elsewhere.
This has irked incumbent Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, who has declared that the state will not support or tolerate any presidential aspirant who is sabotaging the economy of the state by this means.
Speaking on the matter, Wike said, “Let me warn the party, if you dare, Rivers State will teach the party a lesson. Those days have passed when they took Rivers State for granted. Nobody can use and dump Rivers State. No presidential aspirant can use and dump Rivers State. We never lobbied for it, we never asked for it, but it will boost the economy of the state. People will make money. Those who are against Rivers people from making money to improve their businesses, will not get our support.
“I don’t know why anyone who wants to be president will be afraid of a venue. Then you are not prepared for the election. “Nobody should dare Rivers State any longer. Enough is enough. PDP should know that we are not a punching bag. We are not a people you can use and push. We are not harlots. Whenever you want, you come. When you finish, you push us aside. We will retaliate at the appropriate time. When you go, tell your colleagues, the presidential aspirants. We were not interested, but having given it to us, you cannot insult us.
“You come here to deceive us about restructuring. Just that Rivers State is a venue, you fight it. Then, when you are there, what will happen? You think we are fools where you preach restructuring, then when you get the position, you abandon restructuring.”
Wike believes some of the aspirants have been planted specifically for the purpose of disruption. He also says he knows some of them, and will reveal their names at an appropriate time.