Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared he will use the honor bestowed upon him by President Muhammadu Buhari to campaign in the 2023 elections.
Wike made this statement at a dinner and reception held in his honor to commemorate the “Distinguished Award in Infrastructure Delivery” on Monday, in Port-Harcourt.
He said that the support and encouragement he received from the state was what enabled his administration to achieve the successes it had in infrastructure development while dedicating the award to God.
He said, “We must all work together. Traditional rulers, help Rivers State to move forward. Contractors, all of you, should help Rivers State so that Rivers State can be what it used to be, the foundation Dr. Peter Odili laid.
“So I thank all of you, and I dedicate this award to God Almighty and to all of you who have prayed for us to achieve what we have achieved. The award is not to me. It is to all of you. I feel proud to say if the ruling party can say you have done well, who is that person? Let them come and campaign here.
“Bring your report card. I will bring the award and the certificate. President Buhari said I have done well”.
Wike said he never promised anyone the governor’s seat, pointing out that it is God that gives power.
He vowed to resign his position as governor if anyone could come forward to say he promised him the plum job and didn’t honour his words.
Wike said, “I told my people it is God that gives power. There is never any day I sat with anybody. I challenge whoever would say he sat with me and I promised him he would be the governor. If anybody can come out and challenge me, I will resign as Governor of Rivers State”.
He added, “You want to become Governor? Is there anybody who dashed me governor? I worked, I fought for it. You, go and fight”.
The governor emphasised that people must learn to keep to agreements, adding that he was leaving office happy and fulfilled.