Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has alleged that he was under constant pressure to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Wike declared this on Thursday during the unveiling of Chief Orabule Adiele Road, Rumuolumeni, formerly known as Aker-Base Road, by Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu in Rumuolumeni Community, Obio/Akpor Council of Rivers State.
The governor, however, added that he would not yield to the pressure and would remain in PDP forever.
His word, “PDP is the party Nigerians want. No matter the intimidation, it will not work. We are men of character. When we say something, we stand by whatever we say, not for financial interest.
“I am not that kind of governor, I know how many times people have tried to woo us and we said no. We cannot be wooed. We started with PDP and will end with PDP.
“We have no other party to join because the fate of this country, the hope of Nigerians, solely depend on PDP. That is why when we talk about the party, we don’t talk about any selfish interests, but we will continue to give Nigerians what they are waiting for.
“So, when there is any mistake, we shout out. Everybody is hoping that in 2023 PDP should take over the reins of power in the country. Rivers State is already secured for PDP.”