You Are Not King Of Rivers Politics – Elders Forum Member, Ikoawaji Tackles Wike » Naijaloaded

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A member of the Rivers State Elders Forum, Asukuwe Ikoawaji, on Monday stated that the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, is not the king of Rivers State.

The statement followed a claim by the former Rivers State governor that the people will know who is in charge and who is not when the time comes.

Wike made the statement on Saturday while visiting the National Vice Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Victor Giadom, raising speculation of another round of political realignment.

“Forget about these hungry noisemakers on the road. When the time comes, we will know who is in charge and who is not in charge. There is a time for everything.

“This is not time for politics. When the time comes, we will know who is who. If you like, abuse me as you want. If you like, employ everybody on social media. I have never bothered myself one day to know who is abusing me.

“Politics will come. We didn’t contest elections based on social media. We spoke to the people; they listened and believed in us,”

Wike said.

However, while featuring on Arise Television’s Morning programme on Monday, Ikoawaji said Wike is not the political king of Rivers State, insisting that nobody is in charge.

“It’s not true. And I’m saying it with all amount of authority, Wike is not the political king of Rivers State.

“Life is turn by turn. If you think today is your turn, tomorrow will be another person’s turn.

“There was a time people talk more than anybody that is talking today. But where are they today?

“Everybody has a right to say what he wants to say; in Nigeria you have a freedom of speech. But when the time comes, like I have said in a previous interview, the Rivers people will decide.

“Nobody today can say ‘I own Rivers State’.

“The Rivers people will decide when the time comes, no single person amongst six million Rivers people can say ‘I am in charge’. Nobody is in charge. Everybody has a right to say what he wants to say. This is a democracy.”

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