Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike on Tuesday, tasked the National Working Committee of PDP to repay him with the party’s presidential ticket for his loyalty and struggle against the Uche Secundus-led NWC, which he said brought them into office.
He warned the leaders against appointing delegates who have taken sides with other aspirants for the Primary Election.
Wike also alleged sabotage over a power outage that almost marred his visit to Wadata Plaza. The power outage forced the presidential aspirant to address the audience without speakers.
“The household name now is Wike, so don’t make a mistake and lose Wike. Because if you lose Wike, you have lost the election. It is not our prayer that we should lose the election.” Wike said.
“It is important I take this opportunity to let you know that I am prepared. Psychologically, mentally and in every aspects, very much prepared.
“Let us not waste time. Tell our people that you have seen the right person and the right person is Wike. You must do the campaign for me. That was how I did it for you too.
“When I was fighting the former NWC, some of you supporting them. Now all of you are here. One good turn deserves another. So you people should also pay back. Because you didn’t go to campaign but now are seated here. So payback”.
“But please do us the favour of conducting a free and fair primary election. An election that will be an advantage for us to win in 2023.”
“On the sudden power outage that greeted his arrival, Wike said “I hope there was no sabotage”.
“This is are part of what we are talking about. If you are in charge of the secretariat, and the secretary does not know that there is no fuel; then it is also a failure on the part of the secretariat”.
“So, Mr Secretary, I hope your boys did not sabotage us. If they did not, then they should be held responsible for not doing their job”
He noted that PDP must be wary of aspirants who fizzle away once they don’t clinch the presidential ticket.
“I have tried it in my state, and it has worked. Most of you who go to Rivers State will always see me with my leaders, trying to find out what we’re going to do. It is not easy, but it works. Every person in government must carry the party along.