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Gov. Wike Accuses Southern PDP Govs Of Betrayal, Says They Will Continue To Be Slaves

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has accused some of his southern colleagues of betrayal, saying that with what they have done at the Party’s Presidential primary in Abuja, people in the South would continue to be slaves.

Wike, who was treated to a grand reception by PDP leaders and members after the primary election, said that the Governors from his region worked against the agreement that the presidency should return to the South, adding that he faithfully kept to the agreement

The angry governor emphasized that the PDP Governors ganged up with some vested interests to derail the quest of the south to produce the next President on the platform of the party, saying: “you will continue to be perpetual slaves.”

He said that it was shameful that those who were part of the agreement did not stick to it, accusing them of selling out and frustrating the collective efforts that would have secured the PDP presidential ticket for the South.

“I contested in an election (primary) based on the principle and agreement with all Southern governors and leaders of the South that presidency should go to the South this period.

“We have done our part. We never betrayed anybody because it is not in our blood to betray. But it is a shame to those people, some of the governors from the South, they are the people that were used to sabotage our course.

“Look at a region ganged up, then you, your own region cannot gang up. You became tools to be used against the interest of your people, and you think you have won, you have lost.

“You will continue to be perpetual slaves. Rivers people you don’t need to bother yourselves. PDP needs us. If they say they don’t need us, they should wait.”

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The Governor made it clear that he went into the race to offer service and advance the interest of Nigeria.

He said he was confronted by a few individuals, who wanted somebody they would control and he declined to be such a puppet.

“The winner (of the ticket) also saw it. They underrated us but now they will not underrate us again. We have all it takes to do whatever we want to do. It is a matter of you being firm, it is a matter of you being hopeful. There is nobody that is born greater than us in this country; therefore, we cannot answer second-class citizens. We can’t.

“We just used this one to tell them that enough is enough. We made them not to sleep. We made them not to eat. We made all of them from wherever they said they come from to know that there is somebody who can take them on. This country does not belong to one particular zone. If people are afraid of talking it is their business. I cannot be a second class citizen in my country.”

“Some of them, their in-laws are Governors in the ruling party but they want to interfere in what happens in PDP. Some of them their brothers are Governors in the ruling party and they want to interfere in PDP”

Governor Wike said that with the presidential primary over, and given his pledge to work for whoever emerged, Rivers would work to deliver PDP and all its candidates in the 2023 general elections.

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