- Governor Wike has alleged that some people conspired to take the state from him
- The governor says the conspirators were drawn from the ruling APC his own PDP
- Wike however assured the people of Rivers that he would deliver on his pledges
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and some governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) conspired to take Rivers state away from him.
The Rivers state governor made this known at a thanksgiving service held at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt to mark his electoral victory, This Day reports.
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“The fight was not just with the opposition. It was also within our party. When we lost the election in Ekiti state, one of our leaders in the south-west said that Fayose is finished and the next person is Wike.”
“Some governors within the party joined forces with the opposition against the State. But then, the will of God prevailed. I was not bothered by what the opposition did, but what some of our party members did was worrisome.
“Some persons working with us in the state betrayed us. They felt there was no way that we would make it. They became agents of the opposition. But God’s intervention rescued Rivers and its people,” he said.
Going further, the governor praised Rivers state women for their resilience, noting that the women “showed so much concern. Some of them were ready to die because of our election. I do not know how to thank them".
“For the first time, I saw women like Aba Women Riot, coming out to say no and we will not agree. Let me assure you that I will not disappoint the Christian community in Rivers state,” he added.
The governor also assured the people of Rivers that he would deliver on his pledges and that his performance will not be affected by the second term syndrome.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Governor Wike of dismissed bribery allegations levelled against him by the General Officer Commanding, GOC, of the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major-General Jamil Sarhem.
The GOC had claimed that the Rivers state governor attempted to bribe him.
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