Chief Nyesom Wike, Rivers State governor said that he can only support person who has the ability to oversee the State in the 2023 general elections.
The governor made the statement during a gathering held in his respect by the administration of Ogbakor-Ikwerre which is the apex socio-cultural group in Ikwerreland.
Wike said the governor of the state can emerge out of any ethnic nationality, focusing on that Rivers state is one.
He said no ethnic nationality in the state has the ability to produce governor alone without the help of other ethnic nationalities.
“I acknowledged this respect since when I think once more from where we are coming from, I am an Ikwerre man. I am a Rivers man, however I’m from the Ikwerre Ethnic Nationality.
“We will proceed with the heritage of Odili. Anybody with the enthusiasm of Rivers State will be upheld. Any place you are from, you should show that you are a Rivers man.
“We should work with every single Ethnic Nationality to move Rivers State forward.
“Rivers State is one. It’s not possible for anyone to isolate Rivers State. No outsider can be Governor of Rivers State. Let us not enable anybody to isolate us.
“In the event that you should be a Governor of Rivers State, you should convey Everyone along. No Ethnic Group can do only it. When you state the ball is in your court, it won’t work. At the point when you state the ball is in your court, you have begun falling flat.
The Governor additionally shielded his choice to site three flyer-overs in Ikwerre land, including that in the event that he has his direction, he will refer to as much as ten.
Present at the occasion were: Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, Benue State Governor, Dr Samuel Ortom, Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri,Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal and Taraba State Governor, Dairus Ishaku .
Likewise present were: Former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, Former Rivers State Governor, Dr Peter Odili, Former Rivers State Governor, Sir Celestine Omehia, Former Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo, Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose , PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Chibodum Nwuche and Senator Dino Melaye.