I never promised to make anyone my successor – Gov Wike

Gov Nyesom Wike

Rivers State Governor, Barr Nyesom Wike has vowed to resign if anybody can prove that he promised to make him his successor.

The Governor in a statement on Tuesday by his Special Assistant, Media, Kelvin Ebiri, said it was impossible that he would make a promise to help someone to succeed him and renege on it.

Wike spoke during a State banquet in Government House, Port Harcourt to celebrate the recent conferment of distinguished award on infrastructure delivery on him by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Governor explained that it had become pertinent for him to correct erroneous lies peddled by some persons, who claimed that he reneged on his promise to make them his successor.

He said: “God gives power. There is never any day I have ever sat with anybody, I challenge whoever will say he sat with me and I made a promise to him that, look the way things are going, you will be the (next) governor. If anybody can come out and challenge me, I will resign as governor of Rivers State.”

The Governor said during every political transition, it was natural for any politician to be ambitious, even when they knew that their dream and aspiration were unrealisable.

According to him, he never at any time since assumption of office promised anyone the governorship of Rivers.

“I never, because if I did, my conscience won’t allow me to sleep. Anything I tell you I will do, I will do it, it doesn’t matter what it is,” he said.

He said a resounding defeat awaited the opposition in State as the award bestowed on him by President Buhari led federal government had already sealed their fate.

He said: “If the ruling party (All Progressives Congress) 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, “you (Wike) have done well.”


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