Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike is not leaving anything to chance in terms of who is in charge in the politics of his geo-political area.
Especially in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) where he has paid and continues to pay his dues, he is not ready for jokes.
So, he has just taken his time to warn the newly elected state chairman of the party, Amb Desmond Akawor, that he would fight him if he makes any mistake.
He spoke against the backdrop of the election of the party’s executive officers, at the congress held at the Obi Wali Cultural Centre in Port Harcourt.
Akawor, who like the others had emerged a lone contender, had just given his acceptance speech, giving room for Wike’s response, and the later minced no words in stating his mind:
He said: “In 2015, against the heavy odds we had to face, we asked ourselves who could steer the affairs of the party in Rivers without failure and we won’t be disappointed. Today everybody can attest to the fact that Obuah delivered outstandingly well.”
“Loyalty is not when you do eye service before people you call leaders. It is about your conduct, the results you post and those things you do at the back of the people you call leaders. If the rules permit a third tenure, I would have done all I can to let Obuah have another term.
“So be careful, incoming chairman. No mistakes. If you mistake mistake, we will not forgive you. Make mistake, I will personally use everything I have to fight you. You must unite every body.”
Following Akawor’s acceptance speech on behalf of the new state executives, Wike told the new Chairman, “You have a daunting task of improving on the standard your predecessor, Felix Obuah, has set. You must not allow the standard to drop”, he declared.