Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has expressed concern about the threat to his life for calling for the resignation of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman Iyorchia Ayu.
Governor Wike claimed on Tuesday that he was threatened for insisting on Ayu’s resignation before the 2023 general elections.
This was stated by Rivers State Governor during the commissioning of the Akpabu-Itu-Umudiogha road in the state’s Emohua Local Government Area.
Wike stated that he is not calling for the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to resign his ticket.
He went on to say that they are only asking that their people produce the party’s National Chairman because Atiku is from the north.
Wike claimed that when he made his demands, they threatened to kill him.
The aggrieved Governor speaking on the issue, said;
When I see some people running around and talking rubbish, they forget history easily. Today, we are not saying the presidential candidate should relinquish his ticket. We are not being selfish.
We are only saying since you are now the presidential candidate, let our people take chairmanship and they say they will kill me. Is it possible?
He said some people he described as rent-seekers from the state are running around Atiku, hoping that they would become ministers.
When you see some rent seekers from here going around saying they will give me minister of finance, they will give me governor of Central Bank, you haven’t killed an animal and you are saying women, don’t eat it. Kill the animal first to know whether women will eat or not.
I don’t want that kind of promise. Give my people this one we are talking about now. Give us the chairman so that things can move freely. They come and tell you stories.