Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has vowed not to allow, “two business partners” take over the affairs of the state.
The governor said this at an event with hundreds of Rivers youths in Port Harcourt on Saturday.
Obviously referring to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, Wike said what happened in Lagos will not be replicated in Rivers State.
He said the issue of zoning which does not apply in the People’s Democratic Party will have no effect in the 2019 governorship election in the state.
The Governor, who also declared that he will seek re-election in 2019, said his decision was premised on the support of youths from the 23 Local Government Areas of the state.
“I want to tell you that I am prepared for that election (2019). Since the youths are the ones saying that I should come out to contest, I am ready to come out.
“Let the security agencies know that we are prepared. When they are thinking of shooting, they will fall asleep, until the elections are over and we are declared winners.
“We will not allow two business partners to take over this state. We are aware in Rivers State. Nobody can do to this state the charade that is obtainable in Lagos State.
“People intentionally sold key assets of Rivers State to themselves and now they want to take more through business partnership. They sold to themselves the gas turbines, sold to themselves Olympia Hotel and Abonnema Wharf. If we allow them, they will sell the whole GRA to themselves. They should know that we are prepared,” Governor Wike said.