Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said that the state will not vote for any party against power shifting from North to South in the 2023 presidential election.
According to Wike, voters in the State would cast their ballots to preserve the unity of the country, which could only be guaranteed through power shift.
The Governor said this on Saturday at the Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic’s Field, venue of Obio-Akpor Local Government Area campaign organised by the state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He hailed Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for insisting that power must shift to the South.
He said the APC Governors had by such gesture demonstrated their belief in the country’s unity and the need for every section to be given equal stake
His words “We are going to vote for the unity of Nigeria. We are going to vote for equity, fairness and justice. And that is why I salute the APC governorship who came out to say, for this country to be united, for this country to move on as one, that there is the need for power to shift.”
“For those, who are greedy about power, you can get power, you may not have peace. Is it not better to have peace, so when you become president you can govern the people well. Do you want a place that is in crisis?”
“We are going to vote for people who have the interest of our State. Time has passed when you will tell me that Rivers State only produces so and so number of votes. I have no problem about that. In return, what have we gotten.
“So, you must tell Rivers people now, if we vote for you, this is what you’ll have. Politics is you do for me, I’ ll do for you. You fall for me, I’ll fall for you. If you push me, I’ll push you. If you love me, I’ll love you.”