Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has offered insights into the preferred presidential candidate he and his allies will support in the forthcoming poll.
He said the individual must have a quality of keeping to his words and will not renege on any agreement entered into with them.
The Governor spoke on Wednesday at Rumuji-Odegwe town where the Rivers chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held a rally to inaugurate its campaign in Emohua Local Government Area.
Wike told a PDP stalwart, Ohna Sergeant Awuse, who earlier declared that party stalwarts in the state were anxiously waiting for his directive on the presidential election, to exercise patience.
He told the leaders that soon he would conclude negotiation with his political allies and inform them about his decision.
The governor said: “Chief Awuse has said, ‘we are tired of waiting’. Indeed, we are tired of waiting. But don’t worry. You’ve been patient. Your being patient will not be taken for granted. The bell will soon ring. When you hear the bell, listen to where the bell is coming from and go and do what you have been told to do.
“I can assure you all these buccaneers, all these vampires, we will teach them a lesson. All those who said Rivers State is not important, we’ll tell them that Rivers State is important. If you play with us, we’ll play with you. If they play with us, we’ll play with them. Enough is enough.
“So let me apologise and plead with Ohna, Nne-New-Eli Emohua Local Government, it is almost time, endure. Very soon you’ll hear and I can assure them, no going back.”
The Governor said he had been waiting patiently for those, who threatened to expel him from the PDP to carry out their threat.
He said persons issuing such threat were knew that PDP was already polarised, and taking such action against him and his allies would lead to the extinction of the party.
The Rivers Governor said the state had the muscles to withstand those he described as buccaneers and vampires already selling their conscience for pot of pottage.