Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said Nigeria will shake, the day the South announces its position in the 2023 Presidential election.
Wike stated this on Saturday at a grand reception organised in his honour by the people of Kalabari ethnic nationality in Asari Toru Local Government Area.
A statement by his Special Assistant on Media Kelvin Ebiri, in Port Harcourt, quoted the governor as saying that some desperate politicians who would not serve the interest of the many, rather the interest of the wealthy few were already scheming to be candidates.
The governor was conferred with a traditional title of Se- Ibidokubo of Kalabari land (He who does good things for Kalabari people) and was performed by the Amayanabo of Abonnema, King Gboko Desreal Bob-Manuel.
He said, “The day the South will speak, Nigeria will shake. We believe in the unity of this country, but nobody can threaten us; nobody should threaten us. We believe in the unity of Nigeria and the unity of Nigeria must continue.”
Wike said the Peoples Democratic Party will not give its presidential ticket to a candidate who will not serve the public interest.
“No amount of gang-up can make PDP give somebody who will want to run an election for the interest of some big men, and not for all Nigerians,” he said.
“Anybody who wants to be a candidate of PDP must be a candidate for the interest of Nigerians.”
He told the Kalabari people that they had done well in terms of loving themselves and working in unity.