After a demonstration today, March 6, at the national offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Rivers state’s governor, Nyesom Wike, took a shot at PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar and other party leaders (INEC).
Wike said he reminded the party’s leadership about its desire that northerners maintain control of the presidential ticket and the national chairperson seat of the party as he officially opened Chokocho-Igbodo Road in Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State today.
The governor added that while the PDP constitution’s section 7(3)(c) recognised zoning and rotational presidency, the party’s leadership was in violation of the regulations set forth by the party. The governor praised Nigerians for electing a southerner as president in the recently concluded elections.
“While other people are demonstrating, I am commissioning projects. I have not gone to do demonstration; my own is to commission projects and make my people happy.
“I owe nobody any apology at all. I am one of the apostles, one of those who stood firm that power must rotate to the South. This is for equity, this is for fairness and this is for justice.
“Whether you voted for Labour, I have no problem with you. Whether you voted for APC, I have no problem with you. That is what we have argued for: that the north has had it for eight years. Therefore the south must be there for eight years.”