I’ve not promised anyone to be governor of Rivers in 2023 – Wike

The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has stated that he has not promised anyone to be governor of the state on 2023, vowing that he would resist any cabal within and outside the state contemplating to foist his successor on the people.

The governor also declared that he has not anointed anyone to succeed him in office, and has urged church leaders in Rivers State to pray for a rancour free transition ahead of 2023.

Governor Wike stated this at a special thanksgiving church service in commemoration of the second anniversary of the second tenure of his administration at St Paul’s Cathedral, Diobu, Port Harcourt on Sunday, according to a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri.

Wike described the remaining two years of his administration as crucial, noting that he has never sat with anyone in private and promised to handover the realm of governance to the person by the end of his tenure.

He said: “Let me say it again, I have never sat with anybody to say I will make you governor. But, as a governor, nobody from anywhere, be it in the party, in Abuja, will impose who will be the candidate of PDP in Rivers state.