February 20, (THEWILL) – The governor of Rivers state, Nyesome Wike says the People’s Democratic Party mean business and is ready to take over the state.
Governor Wike made this know at the Calabar Sports Club venue for the Flag Off campaign of the party ahead of the by-elections in the state.
The governor criticized the failed attempt by the opposition to use the police to twart the rally saying the people should not be afraid of any intimidation by the opposition.
Wike said “2023 is not 2019 ,PDP means business, we are taking over Cross River state, go out and get your PVCs ,make sure you vote and also make sure you guide and protect your vote.
“It is obvious that you are ready to take over Cross River once again. Do not be afraid, they tried it in Rivers state, but we resisted them, it is just a form of intimidation.
“Why on earth will they try stop an ordinary rally if they have done well, this is just by-elections for federal and state constituency, what if it was the governorship, what would they have done?
“If they had succeeded in stopping us from holding the rally, that would have been the end of the party in Cross River ,but we are very resilient people,” Governor Wike said.
Also speaking, the state chairman of the party Venatius Ikem thanked party men for their believe in the party saying the party is poised to win the elections.
The flag off was enveloped by uncertainty following a barricade of the venue by officers and men of the state police command.
They said they were there to forestall a breakdown of law and order as there was another major political event within the city.
The by-election will hold in the Ogoja/Yala federal constituency as well as the Akpabuyo state constituency.