The governor of River state, Nyesom Wike has taken a swipe at the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and other leaders of the party following a protest on, March 6, at the national headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Wike who commissioned Chokocho-Igbodo Road in Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State yesterday said he warned the leadership of the party over its insistence that northerners hold onto the presidential ticket and national chairmanship seat of the party.
He commended Nigerians for voting for a southern President in the just-concluded elections and added that section 7(3)(c) of the PDP constitution recognized zoning and rotational presidency but the leadership of the party contravened the provisions of the party’s regulations.
“While other people are demonstrating, I am commissioning projects. I have not gone to do demonstrations; 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,” he said.
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