As the country set sights on 2019 general elections and also to return the PDP to Aso Rock, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, says he could lay down his life for the party’s victory.
The Governor while speaking at ‘The Interview’ made this known stating that he could lay down his life for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to return to Aso Rock in 2019.
As reported by Punch, Governor Nyesom Wike said, former President, Goodluck Jonathan lost the elections because he was surrounded by insincere people, especially ministers.
Wike said Rivers State fought tooth and nail to ensure victory for the party in 2015 and that 2019 would even be more.
“The whole thing boils down to sincerity and commitment and sincerity. We said if things would not happen, all of us would go down with it. That was the driving spirit for us and that is what we are going to repeat in 2019.
“If the Federal Government is going to kill all of us, so be it. Because we know what they have planned and their strategies and so when it is time, we will face the APC squarely in this state. Just watch.”
While describing Jonathan as a gentleman who allowed many things, he described one of his campaigns in the North where he was stoned in a number of states and he did nothing.
He also said such people who stoned the president were neither arrested nor prosecuted.
“If Nigeria will come down that day, let it come down. I mean, what is it? He was President and you were throwing stones at him? No single respect for that office? And you tell me to accept it? No, I will clamp down on you.
“God gave every leader his strength and way of doing things. You see, I will not accept that. Let the heavens fall. If Nigeria was going to end on that day, let it end. I will not take what he took. That is why I respect the man a lot. I will not take that.”
As the chairman of the reconciliatory committee, he said his committee would ensure conversion of many political heavyweights, and that persons like former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; and a former Kano State governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso.
“Who told you that we would not go and woo prominent APC governors? That does not mean that they will come. All the APC leaders at the National Assembly, were they, not PDP people? What is all this trouble about wooing and not wooing?”
The Rivers Governor said he has no regret helping former Borno State governor, Ali Modu Sheriff, to emerge as the PDP chairman despite the fact that it nearly led to the total collapse of the party.
He said at the time, he did not know that Sheriff was “an agent of darkness.”
Wike added, “Why should I regret? I am not a coward. I am not one of those that take decisions and goes back to say I am not part of that decision.”