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General News of Wednesday, 18 January 2023


Talks on presidential candidate we will support almost concluded - Nyesom Wike

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike

The Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike has stated that talks with his political allies on the presidential candidate to throw their weight behind in the February 25, 2023 election will soon be over.

He made this known at St. Martin’s Anglican Church, Omagwa Town, venue of the Local Government Campaign Flag-off Rally of the Rivers State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ikwerre Local Government Area on Tuesday.

Wike advised the people to be calm, and stressed that when the final decision of the presidential candidate the state will support will be taken, all electorates in Rivers will be informed.

Wike said: “As we finish from here now, you’ll go home and start working before the appropriate time when we will ring the bell. When you hear the bell being rang, know that the decision has been taken."

According to Wike, the upcoming election will not be marred by any form of electoral manipulation and intimidation from security personnel.

“This time, no army will do anything. No Fakorode will do any thing. No police will do anything. Now, it is one man, one vote. All the votes must be in one basket from governorship to House of Assembly. The other one we are concluding. When we conclude, you will be told.

“Nobody should intimidate you. Nobody should tell you any story. We are free born of this country. We are not second-class citizens. Nobody can tell us anything. I dare them. Let anybody do any funny thing, We’ll tell them we are from Rivers State,” Wike said.

He concluded that it no blackmail can stop the collective resolve of the people on who to support with their votes.