Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike has said any move by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to move its national convention out of Port Harcourt, may hold serious consequences.
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the party had scheduled the October 6 convention to hold in Port Harcourt but the idea was disapproved by some presidential aspirants.
While receiving Ibrahim Dankwambo, Gombe state governor and one of the presidential aspirants today, Wike said Rivers people will teach PDP a bitter lesson if the party changes the convention venue.
“I don’t know why anyone who wants to be president, will be afraid of a venue. Then you are not prepared for the election,” he said.
“Let me warn the party, if you dare, Rivers State will teach the party a lesson. Those days have passed when they took Rivers State for granted. Nobody can use and dump Rivers state.
“Nobody should dare Rivers State any longer. Enough is enough. PDP should know that we are not a punching bag. We are not a people you can use and push. We are not harlots. Whenever you want, you come. When you finish, you push us aside.
“We will retaliate at the appropriate time. When you go, tell your colleagues, the Presidential Aspirants. We were not interested, but having given it to us, you cannot insult us.
“We will retaliate at the appropriate time. When you go, tell your colleagues, the Presidential Aspirants. We were not interested, but having given it to us, you cannot insult us.”
He said some of the aspirants have been planted by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to diisrupt the activities of PDP, while stating that in due time, he would unveil who they are.
“You come here to deceive us about restructuring. Just that Rivers State is a venue, you fight it. Then, when you are there, what will happen? You think we are fools where you preach restructuring, then when you get the position, you abandon restructuring,” he said.