Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike made an appearance on Channels Television Sunrise Daily Broadcast and was also a guest on the Osasu show at the Government house Port Harcourt where he talked about being offered the position of the Vice President and more.
In the Osasu show he said; He declared that he will not be vying for the position of Vice President of the country as being speculated in certain quarters ahead of the 2019 elections.
Governor Wike said though some of the Presidential Aspirants seeking his support have offered him the position of Vice President in the course of political consultations, he insisted that the interest of Rivers State is paramount. He said; “Not even in the dream will I seek that position at this point. I am a first term governor and the National Chairman of PDP is from my State and the South-South. “These are mere allegations. People can carry rumours, but everything I will do, will be in the interest of Rivers State. Nobody can use Rivers State as a tool. They did that in the past, but not anymore “.
Governor Wike said that the decision to host the October 5/6 2018 National Convention in Port Harcourt was initiated without his knowledge, adding that he eventually attended a meeting where Governors & Presidential Aspirants ratified the resolution.
He expressed surprise that a few Presidential Aspirants who never opppsed the decision to host the National Convention in Port Harcourt, have turned around to sponsor reports against the venue of the convention.
In his interview with Channels Sunrise Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the socalled partnership between the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) & INEC to monitor campaign finances ahead of 2019 elections is a witchhunt targeted at the opposition.
The governor regretted that since 2015, the APC Federal Government has been unable to complete the Port Harcourt International Airport . He said despite criticising Jonathan, the APC Federal Government has refused to upgrade the airport.
Speaking on the environmental challenge posed by flooding, Governor Wike said that the State Government has established an emergency response team to tackle issue.
He added that the State Government is working with other stakeholders to end the prevalence of soot in the state.