The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday declared that he was tired of being a governor and won’t contest for a third term even if the constitution permits him to do so.
He revealed this while receiving his Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
The governor lambasted the Nigerian Army for the negative role they allegedly played during the 2019 general elections in Rivers state. Governor Wike called on all to come together and work for the interest of the state.
Nyesom Wike says he is tired of being a governor after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) presented him his certificate of return as the re-elected governor of Rivers state.
The governor (aka Mr. Project) disclosed this on Tuesday, April 16, reportedly said that he would not contest for a third term even if the constitution permitted him. He also dedicated his victory to the people of Rivers state who he said overwhelmingly voted for him.
Mr. Wike was quoted as saying that “Nobody can be more than the state. So, for me, I want total peace in Rivers state. All of us should come back, wherever you are, whether in the federal or local government, come and work for the interest of the state.
The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday declared that he was tired of being a governor and won’t contest for a third term even if the constitution permits him.
He spoke while receiving his Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
“I’ll not be governor forever. I only have four more years. After the four years, I’ve gone. The constitution does not allow for third term. Even if it does, bye bye, I’m tired. I’ll not.
Going further, Wike attributed everything going on in his life to God saying:
“I used to tell my wife every day whenever I wake up; I say thank God, you never can tell the next day, what will happen. And any day I have opportunity like this, I’ll speak my mind. I am not afraid, nobody has monopoly to take my life. I will die the day God says I will die.
“Elections have come and gone. We have no other state other than Rivers state. I owe this state a lot, if I die today, I’ll not be buried in Lagos neither will I be buried in Abuja. My house is in Rivers.
While speaking at Salvation Ministries for a thanksgiving service he said: “I stood on the altar of God and I said bygone is bygone. Some people do not believe it, I want to assure them I’m not like them. I cannot stand on the altar of God and make a statement and go back”.
“Let us forget about whoever is angry or not. Forgive me if I have stepped on your toes and I have forgiven everyone who stepped on my toes. Let’s work for Rivers state. Anybody who knows me knows that when I say something, I’ll do it.
“We have done the little we can in the last four years and we will not wait, we will not relent, we will continue to work. There is no time for enjoyment. If there are any more awards to win in this country, I will collect all for this state.”