Rivers won’t Give Atiku Free Votes- Wike

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has said his party, the PDP is not guaranteed votes in the 2023 presidential election.

The outspoken Governor went on to say that Rivers State will give its votes to the candidate that will guarantee them a reward.

While he didn’t mention what type of reward he meant, he went on to say that he refused giving his people’s votes to Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 and will do same this time around.

The governor said, “At the appropriate time, we will decide on what to do. I want Rivers people to reflect on this because, since 1999, we have brought the highest votes to the Peoples Democratic Party.

“I challenge any state to say they have brought more votes for the PDP. Which state has given more support than Rivers State? Since 1999, show me one federal project in Rivers State. Is there any?

‘’So, if you want our votes, then tell me what you will give Rivers people. Our votes are not for dash anymore.”He added, “This (federal) government fought us but we survived it. Most of them who are talking now, if this Federal Government had descended on them, most of them would have crumbled.

“They were going to negotiate with Buhari in 2019 and that was how Buhari won the election. They came to me, and I said no negotiation, the PDP must win.

“Some people told me, ‘be careful, they will kill you.’ Kill who? Who told you you will not die first before you reach me? So, those of you panicking, you don’t need to panic.

“If you have God, what are you afraid of? They have chased us, they’ve fought us but today we are standing strong.’’

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