Governor Nyesom Enzo Wike has warned other states against illegally grabbing oil wells belong to Rivers State.
He gave the warning when commissioning the Dualised/Reconstructed Birabi Street, Elegbam-Rumueme in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area on Friday.
The governor revealed that many states were being used to fight against Rivers State.
According to Governor Wike, “So many states are being used to fight Rivers State to collect our oil Wells. We have the capacity to fight back. No state will take what belongs to Rivers State.
“Whether you are PDP or APC State, anybody who attempts to take what belongs to Rivers, Rivers State will fight back.
“This is not a question of party. It is the interest of the state that matters. My interest is Rivers State, not political party. If you are in PDP and you don’t love Rivers State, I will not love you. My love for you is based upon your love for Rivers State.”
Speaking at the same event, Wike thanked former Governor Dr Peter Odili for grooming River State politicians.
He stated that top politicians in Rivers State owe their current status to the former governor.
“Odili laid the foundation. But for him, Ikwerre man would not be Governor of Rivers State. Ikwerre people owe him a lot. It was difficult in this state for any Ikwerre man to be Governor. He took the risk for an Ikwerre man to be Governor.
“I know the hatred people have on him because he said an Ikwerre man must be Governor. We shall continue to stand with him. Any Ikwerre man who is anywhere without recognising Odili will not know peace. Any Ikwerre man plotting against you and your family will never have peace,” he said.