By: Felix Ikpotor
Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike has sounded it loud and clear he can only support someone with the capacity to govern the State in the 2023 general elections.
The governor made the declaration during a reception held in his honour by the leadership of Ogbakor-Ikwerre Worldwide, the apex socio-cultural group in Ikwerreland in Port Harcourt at the weekend .
He noted that the governor of the state can come from any ethnic nationality, adding that Rivers state is one.
Wike stressed that no ethnic group in the state has the power to produce the governor on its own without the support of other ethnic nationalities.
His word: “I accepted this honour because when I look back from where we are coming from, I am a proud Ikwerre man. I am a Rivers man, but I’m from the Ikwerre Ethnic Nationality.
“We will continue the legacy of Odili. Anyone with the interest of Rivers State will be supported. Wherever you are from, you must show that you are a Rivers man.
“We must work with all Ethnic Nationalities to move Rivers State forward.
“Rivers State is one. Nobody can divide Rivers State. No outsider can be Governor of Rivers State. Let us not allow anyone to divide us.
“If you must be a Governor of Rivers State, you must carry Everyone along. No Ethnic Group can do it alone. Once you say it is your turn, it will not work. When you say it is your turn, you have started failing.
Responding to criticisms over his decision to site three flyer-overs in Ikwerre land, the Governor said that if he has his way, he will cite as much as ten.