Wike threatens to resign, gives condition

River State governor, Nyesom Wike
River State governor, Nyesom Wike

Rivers state governor,Nyesom Wike has vowed to resign if anybody can prove that he promised to make  someone his successor.

The governor said this in a statement released on Tuesday, Octiber 25, by his media aide, Kelvin Ebiri.

Wike stressed that it was impossible that he would make a promise to help someone succeed him and renege on it. The governor spoke during a State banquet in Government House, Port Harcourt, to celebrate the recent conferment of the distinguished award on infrastructure delivery on him by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Governor Wike explained that it had become pertinent for him to correct erroneous lies peddled by some persons, who claimed that he reneged on his promise to make them his successor. “God gives power. There is never any day I have ever sat with anybody, I challenge whoever will say he sat with me and I made a promise to him that, look the way things are going, you will be the (next) governor.

“If anybody can come out and challenge me, I will resign as governor of Rivers state,” Wike said. He noted that during every political transition, it was natural for any politician to be ambitious, even when they knew that their dream and aspiration were unrealisable. According to him, he never at any time since his assumption of the office promised anyone the governorship of Rivers. “I never, because if I did, my conscience won’t allow me to sleep. Anything I tell you I will do, I will do it, it doesn’t matter what it is,” he said.