- Governor Nyesom Wike of River state has made a crucial statement ahead of PDP convention
- The former ruling party is holding its national convention on Saturday, October 6
- He said nobody would influence the outcome of the party's presidential primary
Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has reiterated that no single person can influence the outcome of the national convention of the PDP holding in Port Harcourt.
Vanguard reports that the governor in an interview on Friday, October 5, said nobody no matter how influential can control the voting pattern of 36 states delegates and Abuja.
He said: “I have a right to vote as a delegate. But my influence is minimal. Those talking about this dont have the facts. Are you saying that as governor of Rivers state, I will place a gun on the head of all delegates to vote a particular candidate.
“I cannot compel all the 14 governors to vote a particular aspirant. You mean you can change the views and opinions of all the states?” he said.
Legit.ng gathered that the governor said that he would work with other leaders to ensure that the national convention is transparent and credible.
He also informed that credible intelligence indicate that APC has imported thugs into the state with the aim of disrupting the process.
“As at Thursday, APC brought hoodlums to create an atmosphere of insecurity in Rivers state. It is not a mere allegation. We have it on good authority “, he said.
He said despite the plot of the APC, everything has been done to ensure that the national convention ends successfully.
He noted that whoever emerges as the party’s presidential candidate should team up with other leaders to sack the failed APC federal government.
The governor stressed that his interest is not in the outcome of the National Convention, but the economy of the state.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that five presidential aspirants under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Friday, October 5, in Abuja, signed a peace accord as the party heads to its national convention taking place in Port Harcourt, Rivers state from Saturday, October 6.
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