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Why I Resisted Pressure To Join APC-Wike




Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has revealed why he refused to join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) despite pressures and appeals from several quarters.

According to him, he resisted many appeals from notable Nigerians to abandon the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the APC.

In a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, Wike said that he refused to yield to the pressure because he is a man of character.

Wike stated this while speaking on Thursday, December 24, when he led the governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu to inaugurate the Chief Orabule Adiele Road, Rumuolumeni, once known as Aker-Base Road.

Wike said it was unimaginable to leave PDP, adding that the party has continued to hold the promise of good leadership for the country and remains the only hope for Nigerians who are also waiting to vote it into power in 2023.

He said: “PDP is a party that Nigerians want. No matter all the intimidation, it will not work. We are men of character. When we say something we stand by whatever we have said, not for pecuniary interest.

“If I was that kind of governor, I know how many times people have tried to woo us, we said no. We cannot be wooed. We are here. We started with PDP and will end up with PDP.

“We have no other political party to join because the fate of this country, the hope of Nigerians, solely depends on our party. That is why when we talk about our party, we are not talking about any selfish interest. But it is to continue to give Nigerians that hope that Nigeria is waiting for.”

The governor said everybody is hoping that in 2023 PDP would take over the realms of power in this country, saying Rivers state is already secured for PDP.

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