Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has said that he will not handpick his successor when his tenure elapses in 2023.
He said this while addressing representatives of the Orashi region of the state at the Government House in Port Harcourt.
Governor Wike made a call to capable candidates to come out and vie for the position, stating that nobody gave it to him on a platter.
He said, “for the governorship position, if you have the capacity, come out and contest. Nobody zoned governorship to me, I struggled for it.
“I will not impose anybody on Rivers people as governor in 2023, I will not do it; I don’t even have the power, not to talk of giving it out. You cannot give what you don’t have.
“To be governor, you must have the capacity to deliver.”
He urged indigenes of the State to remain united and not allow politics bridge a gap between them.
He said, “don’t allow anyone to sow the seed of discord among you. Politics should not divide us. Politics of bitterness does not make sense. All of hs must not be in one political party, but you must support yourselves to attract projects to your area.”