Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would not give its presidential ticket to any candidate who will serve only the interest of the wealthy few in Nigeria.
The governor said some desperate politicians are already scheming for a candidate who will not serve the interest of the many rather the good of just those of the wealthy few.
Governor Wike made the assertion at a grand reception organised in his honour by the people of Kalabari ethnic nationality at the Abalama School field in Asari Toru Local Government Area on Saturday.
The governor was conferred a traditional title of Se- Ibidokibo of Kalabari land (He who does good things for Kalabari people). The ceremony was performed by the Amayanabo of Abonnema, King Gboko Desreal Bob-Manuel.
His word: “No amount of gang-up can make PDP to give somebody who will want to run election for the interest of some big men, and not for all Nigerians.
“Anybody who wants to be the candidate of PDP must be candidate for the interest of Nigerians.
“The day the South will speak, Nigeria will shake. We believe in the unity of this country, but nobody can threaten us. Nobody should threaten us. We believe in the unity of Nigeria, and unity of Nigeria must continue.”
The governor lampooned Rivers politicians serving in the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for their gross inability to attract federal government projects to the State.
He told the Kalabari people, specifically, that they have not done well in terms of loving themselves and working in unity.