Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has warned that there won’t be automatic ticket for any Local Government Chairmen seeking re-election.
He made this known while receiving leaders and people of Oyigbo Local Government Area.
News Nigeria reports that the Chairmen of the 23 Local councils in Rivers State will come to an end in 2021.
Governor Wike insisted that Government Chairman will only get a second term if they perform well and they are accepted by their people.
“Let me say it here, there will be no automatic ticket for any Local government Chairmen. All the aspirants must go to the field. If he wins he goes, if he loses he comes back,” he said.
“I will not guarantee anybody’s return. I will not.
“I am not going to impose anyone on Rivers State as their next Governor of Rivers State. Anyone who wants to be Governor of Rivers in 2023 should go and try.
“All those hoping on me, I want to disappoint you. I am an experienced politician, I have seen it all. There is nobody that you will make a Governor that will remain loyal to you.
“Nobody dashes power. You have to break the hand holding the power to collect it. Everyone is equal in this State. You need other people to be Governor.
“The next Governor of Rivers State will not emerge on the basis of ethnic Nationality. The next Governor will be someone who can carry everyone along,” he said.