2023: I will not impose my successor on Rivers -Wike



Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Thursday said he would not any aspirant of his choice on the of Rivers come 2023.

Wike gave the assurance in a statement issued by Mr Kelvin Ebiri, his Special Assistant on Media, in Port Harcourt.

He assured that the leadership of the party would meet to decide who to support at the appropriate time.

Wike however said that he is obliged to that Democratic Part (PDP) wins the 2023 election in Rivers.

“One mistake I will not make is to somebody. From my experience as a student of history, reality has shown that it is for you to say Joseph is the man I can trust.

”Until you give somebody power and money, that is only when you will know whether that person is trustworthy or not,” he said.

Wike stated that God would not allow someone who will destroy all the remarkable progress the state had made the years to be the next governor.

”God will that it is only someone who is courageous, firm and ready to protect the interest of Rivers that will succeed me.

“Rivers is a state that so many have interest in. It is a state that you have to put your feet on the ground. It is a state that you have to annoy a lot of Nigerians and a lot of Nigerians will hate you.

“But what is important is for you to know is what is good for your and stand for your people. Do not allow personal interest to sway you against the interest of your people,” Wike stated.