The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has stated that Nigerians will be surprised at the outcome of the 2023 Presidential election, only if the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, would firmly ensure fairness and transparency in the conduct of the elections, Page 36 learnt.
He spoke on Wednesday, in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the State, when he flagged off the Igwuruta Internal Roads project.
Governor Wike also stated that he will not do the bidding of a few selfish Politicians when deciding on who to support in the election, but will do the bidding of majority of Nigerians, especially the youths who are clamouring for better Leadership and a greater country that works.
He added: “Time will come when Nigerians will know this types of characters; characters that will say all kinds of things because of power; characters that will be agents to destroy their own people…they should take one-day fasting and pray for their forgiveness, because from what I have seen they are almost doomed.
“There is no amount of threats that will make me betray my people. I will not do that; what I have said today is what I will say tomorrow. Go and check our history, we are not known for being betrayals at all.
“Some people threatened that they are former Generals, they are close to the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) in America; they can deal with us. I say, listen, no problem, if you are close to America’s CIA, why did you not use it to solve the boko haram problem? Nigeria has a serious problem and you are linked to CIA, why not use that contact and solve Nigeria’s problem?
“You want to use it to threaten me, who are you? I should come and do your own bidding? I will not do that; I will do the biddings of Nigerians, not the biddings of a few individuals who believe that if they are not there, it must be their children; no other person should come up. I will not do that. A day shall come and Rivers State will take a decision on what to do.”