Governor Nyesom Enzo Wike warned other states against the illegal capture of oil wells belonging to the state of Rivers.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He gave the warning when he commissioned the dualized/rebuilt Birabi Street on Friday, Elegbam-Rumueme in the Obio / Akpor local government area. The governor revealed that many states were being used to fight Rivers State.
According to Governor Wike, “so many states are being used to fight the land of Rivers to collect our oil wells. We can fight back. No state will take what belongs to the state of Rivers. Whether you are PDP or APC State, anyone who tries to take what belongs to Rivers, Rivers State will defend itself.
“This is not a party issue. What matters is the interest of the state. My interest is Rivers State, not a political party. If he is in PDP and does not love Rivers State, I will not love him. My love for you is based on your love for Rivers State.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that Speaking at the same event, Wike thanked former governor Dr. Peter Odili for preparing River State politicians. He said that the leading politicians in the state of Rivers owe their current status to the former governor.
“Odili laid the groundwork. But for him, the man from Ikwerre would not be governor of the state of Rivers. The people of Ikwerre owe him a lot. It was difficult in this state for any man in Ikwerre to be governor. He risked a man from Ikwerre being governor.
“I know the hatred that people feel for him because he said that a man from Ikwerre must be governor. We will continue standing with him. Any man from Ikwerre who is anywhere without recognizing Odili will not know peace. Any man from Ikwerre who conspires against you and your family will never have peace,” he said.