Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has demanded that the Federal Government listens to him because the money that keeps Nigeria “afloat” comes from the State.
Wike made the remark yesterday, during a campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at Okehi, headquarters of Etche Local Government Area of the state, ahead of the re-run election for Etche/Omuma federal constituency and Etche state constituency seats.
The governor also lashed out at the Police over their indictment by the report of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
He noted that in a fair and just clime, those indicted by the report of INEC would have been severely dealt with in accordance with the law.
According to Wike, “If we were in a civilised country with the right leadership, the persons mentioned in the report would have resigned from their positions. They should bury their heads in shame.
“They are plotting how to kill us, but God is exposing them. It is only God that has the final say.”
“The money that is keeping Nigeria afloat is from Rivers State. Therefore, Nigeria must listen to Rivers State. The voices of our people must be heard,” he said.
Urging the nation’s electoral umpire and security agencies to ensure a free and fair re-run election in the area on Saturday, Wike also called on electorates to vote enmasse for the PDP.