The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has made a strong allegation against some leaders and stakeholders within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Wike on Friday accused some PDP leaders including Governors of working against the party in 2019.
Speaking during the inauguration of the legislative quarters for members of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Wike accused the PDP leaders of sabotaging the chances of the party during the 2019 election.
He added that in 2019, it was only Rivers State of all the south-south states that didn’t give 25 percent of votes which is part of the needed spread to win election to President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said the people involved in the sabotage are now going about again in 2023 claiming they love the PDP and plotting against him.
The Governor said if not for their sabotage, President Buhari would not have won his re-election bid in 2019.
Wike challenged them to deny the allegation he made against them.
He however cautioned that instead of wasting time plotting against him, it is better they all work together and strategize on how PDP can win the 2023 elections.
In his words, “When I see people talking about PDP today, I say to myself what is going on in this world. In the South-South, they all betrayed us. President Muhammadu Buhari wouldn’t have won the 2019 election because he wouldn’t have had the spread.
“But all the States in the South-South made Buhari to have 25 percent. It was only Rivers State that did not give Buhari 25 percent, I am challenging anybody on it.
“Today, I see people talk about PDP. When we were supposed to have won election in PDP under Alhaji Atiku. Rivers State gave the highest votes, Rivers gave the highest support in terms of logistics too. Let anybody come and contradict me.
Operation Deliver Your State
Speaking further, Wike said for the 2023 election, every PDP Governor should at least be able to deliver his state for the party.
He vowed that just as always, he would deliver Rivers State because the people are pleased with him and connected to him.
He said: “I told Atiku the other day, I said to him, all these governors that you think they are working with you, what happened in 2019? Nobody wants to say the truth. I have said it, everybody, go to your State and deliver. It is ‘Operation deliver your State’. It is not to just talk. It is not to stay in Abuja. I don’t stay in Abuja, I don’t sleep there.
“I am here (Rivers) everyday with my people. I will tell Rivers people to demand for report card. See my report card, they are the projects we are delivering. I will tell them see why you will vote for our governorship candidate. See why you will vote for all the other (PDP) candidates.”