RIVERS State Governor Nyesom Wike has expressed his need for all Southsouth states to be under the primary opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He spoke forward of the September governorship election in Edo State the place Governor Godwin Obaseki of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) bought the PDP ticket.
The Rivers State governor, who spoke on Arise TV, defined that as a loyal celebration man, he would want his celebration to win in Edo State.
He mentioned the PDP was comfortable to have resolved the disagreement that ensued in Edo State earlier than final week’s governorship major.
“Sometimes there may be disagreements, however the potential to reconcile all people is vital. Particularly, as an opposition celebration, it’s wholesome to have division. There isn’t any have to make individuals suppose that you simply don’t want them. I advised Governor Obaseki so and anyone who is aware of me understands that I am not towards anyone.
“After the primaries, all people may be very comfortable and Governor Obaseki is at residence. If we’ve allowed what was happening then to proceed, you can be alarmed on the stage of division that can erupt, and it will likely be like what you see in APC.
“As a loyal celebration man of the Southsouth, I would want the entire area to belong to 1 political group, which is what it’s more likely to be. If APC is in a disaster, it’s not my enterprise to assist it.
The governor mentioned it was too early to play politics about 2023, dismissing speculations that he was aiming on the Presidency.
Wike mentioned he would assist Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi, his predecessor, for the Presidency if he clinched the PDP ticket.
He mentioned: “If he (Amaechi) is working under the PDP, why not? But if he’s working under APC, why ought to I assist him? I am not a member of the APC. I don’t play politics of the place you come from; I don’t try this. I am a real and true Nigerian.
“If Amaechi is working for the presidency right now under the PDP and he wins the ticket of the celebration, why not? But if he’s working on the ticket of APC and I am not in APC, that can imply I am doing anti-party. That is the issue within the nation; I can’t do anti-party at this stage. I can’t try this.”
Wike described as unlucky the silence of safety businesses at apprehending some Amaechi supporters who allegedly threatened to destroy the state.
The governor mentioned the risk, which went viral, appeared to not imply something to safety businesses.