Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike says the decision on the presidential candidate to vote in the 2023 general election in the state will soon be made known.
Newsbreak.ng reports that Wike said when the decision will be taken, Rivers electorate will be told which presidential candidate to vote.
Governor Wike made the position known while inaugurating the Rukpokwu-Rumuapu-Izo-Ogbodo Igwuruta Link Road, which took place in Rumuapu community in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area (LGA) on Tuesday.
He charged the electorate to cast their votes only for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Siminialayi Fubara, as well National Assembly to State Assembly candidates.
“Then the other one (presidential), I will come and tell you where we will vote. These ones (governorship, Senatorial, Reps and State Assembly candidates) I mentioned now, make sure you come and vote for them.
“Very soon, we’ll meet in our houses and a take decision where we are going to,” he said.
Governor Wike mocked governorship candidates of other parties in the state, who he said are not in touch with the people at the grassroots.
According to him, these candidates do not also have followers, nor traditional or opinion leaders who can help galvanise support for them.
Such candidates, governor Wike noted, are only desperately going about collecting money from people in the guise of preparing for election when they know that they are not in the race to win the election.
Governor Wike said Rivers electorate will vote for the party that has come to their aid, supported and made them happy while also sustaining the peace in the state.
“You will work for a party that has come to your aid, a party that has brought dividends of democracy. If the people of Rukpokwu are not happy, will they be here.
“Governance is all about the happiness of the people. When the people are happy, we are happy.
“So, if I come here to address you everybody will listen to me,” Governor Wike said.
This news medium reports that aggrieved PDP governors led by Wike are Seyi Makinde of Oyo, Samuel Ortom of Benue, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu.
The disgruntled governors are demanding the resignation of the National Chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu, as a pre-condition to support the candidature of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
According to them, it is an injustice to have a presidential candidate and National Chairman from the same region.
In the past few weeks, Wike has met with the presidential candidates of the Labour Party and New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Peter Obi and Rabiu Kwankwaso, respectively.