Gov Wike expresses concern over PDP’s loss in Bayelsa state
The governor is of the opinion that with the PDP’s loss, the APC would be eager to capture neighbouring Rivers state. The governor made the comment when a new traditional ruler in the state and his chiefs visited him at Government House, Port Harcourt Governor Nyesom Wike has expressed concern that the recent electoral defeat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in neighbouring Bayelsa by the All Progressives Congress (APC) portends danger for Rivers state.
The Rivers governor said with the defeat of the PDP in Bayelsa, it was apparent that the “next onslaught of the APC would be to capture Rivers state at all cost.” He made his concerns known when the new Amayanabo of Wakrike kingdom and prominent chiefs of Okrika visited him at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Tuesday, November 19.
“Unfortunately, one of our states is gone to the enemies. But God will help us. For us who are from Rivers state, we should know that there will be attack on us because the enemy has entered our territory. They will attack us, but with your prayer, Rivers state will prevail,” Wike stated.
He, however, said while he tarries in office, anything that would promote the interest of Rivers state would remain his drive.
Governor Wike charged the monarch to use his position to promote peace and development in his domain carry all interest groups along in his decision making process Meanwhile, Bayelsa governor, Seriake Dickson, has described the just concluded governorship election in the state as a military coup.
Addressing journalists in Yenagoa on Tuesday, November 19, Governor Dickson said the election was a charade and a carefully orchestrated plan to forcefully take over Bayelsa state towards entrenching a one-party system in Nigeria.