Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, says his prayer is that the ruling All Progressives Congress, continues to make mistakes and remain in crisis so that the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party will grow.
According to Wike, who spoke in an interview on Arise TV, “I want my party to be in power and, therefore, I cannot be praying for APC not to have crises. I hope they continue to make mistakes every day and my party (PDP) will continue to grow.”
The Rivers governor expressed happiness with the circumstances that surrounded the defection of the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, to Peoples Democratic Party, stressing that he couldn’t pray for APC not to make mistakes.
He said, “I am happy that APC is in crisis. It is not my business to help APC to be united.
“Remember, we also had our own crisis under Ali Modu Sheriff and APC jubilated about it then. It is my prayer that they should continue to be in crisis.
“We have taken another state. Unfortunately, APC isn’t really a political party. They came together just to take over power.”
Wike expressed satisfaction with Obaseki’s emergence as the candidate of the PDP for the Edo governorship election slated for September 19.
The Rivers governor, however, stressed that everyone be carried along and also called for unity to avoid falling into the current situation the APC has found itself.
“Carrying people along does not mean giving money. That is the mistake people make. It means listening to them, appealing to them and making them recognise the greater interest of the party,” Wike said.