Recall that a peaceful protest was organised by the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), including its presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar and the national chairman of the party, Prof. Iyiorchia Ayu, as they marched along the head office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the result of the February 25 presidential election.
Reacting to this protest held on Monday, the executive governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, berated the PDP leadership for insisting that the presidency be zoned to the northern part of the country. He made this disclosure while he spoke at the commissioning of Chokocho-Igbodo Road in the Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State.
In his exact words, “While other people are demonstrating, I am commissioning projects.” I have not gone to do demonstrations; my own is to commission projects and make my people happy. I owe nobody any apology at all. I am one of the apostles, one of those who stood firm that power must rotate to the south.”
The Rivers state governor added, “Whether you voted for the Labour Party or APC, I have no problem with you.” That is what we have argued: that the North has had it for eight years. Therefore, the south must be there for eight years.”
Source: Channels TV