Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has advised former Kaduna State Governor, Ahmed Makarfi to make sure that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wins all elections in his State.
Governor Wike gave the advice on Tuesday at the inauguration of the sand-filled area and estate layout in Ogbum-Nu-Abali, Port Harcourt, which was performed by Enugu State governor, Ífeanyi Ugwuanyi.
He asked Makarfi and other core supporters of the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar to focus on the forthcoming 2023 general election and how they will ensure victory for the PDP in their states.
“This morning, I was watching Channels, I saw the former national acting chairman of the party, PDP, Makarfi, and he said he is very close to me. I don’t know how close he is to me.
“Somebody close to me, I don’t know when last we spoke. I have never spoken to him for the past five months. So, if you’re close to somebody politically, there is no way you won’t have spoken to the person in five months, is it not?
“He said, Wike, you’re sabotaging other people. I don’t know who says the other people have not. What I want to advise Makarfi is, look, you have a job, make sure PDP wins in Kaduna State. That is your job, leave Wike alone.
“Take it upon yourself that Kaduna falls to PDP. I don’t want to hear excuses that they rigged election or they didn’t rig election. That is what I’ve told everybody. In Kano, make sure PDP wins. In Niger, make PDP wins, in Jigawa, make sure PDP wins. If you win, then see whether PDP wins here or not. Its operation deliver your State. Don’t use anybody’s state to add up.”
Governor Wike also urged some Rivers politicians who delight in joining the company of politicians of other states.
“It’s not to go to Abuja and begin to gossip, say all kinds of things, come home and mobilise, let us see the capacity you have. It’s operation deliver your poling units, operation deliver your ward, operation deliver your local government. That is what politics is all about.”