Wike says no single person can influence the outcome of the PDP national convention, but will he try?


 Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has reiterated that no single person can influence the outcome of the National Convention of the PDP holding in Port Harcourt.

In an interview on Friday, Governor Wike said nobody no matter how influential can control the voting pattern of 36 States delegates and Abuja. Many however wonder if he would try, despite his theory that it cant be done.

He said: “I have a right to vote as a delegate. But my influence is minimal.  Those talking about this dont have the facts. Are you saying that as Governor of Rivers State, I will place a gun on the head of all delegates to vote a particular candidate? I cannot compel all the 14 governors to vote a particular aspirant. You mean you can change  the views and opinions of all the states?” he said.

The governor said that he would work with other leaders to ensure that the National Convention is transparent and credible.

Governor Wike also informed that credible intelligence indicate that APC has imported thugs into the state with the aim of disrupting the process.

“As at Thursday, APC brought hoodlums to create an atmosphere of insecurity in Rivers State.  It is not a mere allegation.  We have it on good authority “, he said.

He said despite the plot of the APC, everything has been done to ensure that the National Convention ends successfully.

He noted that whoever emerges as the party’s presidential candidate should team up with other leaders to sack  the failed APC Federal Government.

The governor stressed that his interest is not in the outcome of the National Convention, but the economy of the state.

(Source: Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media)