Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has disclosed that he will be making a big mistake by picking his successor for the 2023 governorship election.
Wike stated that the choice of his successor will be left with the party leadership in the state, adding that it is difficult for him to trust anyone.
According to the governor, his only assignment is to ensure that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) remains in power and continues to govern the state for a long time.
The Rivers governor made the submission on Thursday during an interview with the African Independent Television (AIT) in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
Wike, however, hopes that his successor is someone who is bold, determined and ready to protect the interest of the state.
The governor added that the state requires a governor that knows what the people want, is ready to fight for the people and put the interest of the people first.
He said: “One mistake I will not make is to impose somebody. From my experience as a student of history, reality has shown that it is difficult for you to say Joseph is the man I can trust.
”Until you give somebody power and money, that is only when you will know whether that person is trustworthy or not.”
Speaking further, Wike said: ”God will ensure that it is only someone who is courageous, firm and ready to protect the interest of Rivers that will succeed me.
“Rivers is a state that so many people have an interest in. It is a state that you have to put your feet on the ground. It is a state that you have to annoy a lot of Nigerians and a lot of Nigerians will hate you.
“But what is important is for you to know is what is good for your people and stand for your people. Do not allow personal interest to sway you against the interest of your people.”
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