The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has raised an alarm over the threat to his life for calling for the resignation of the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu.
Governor Wike on Tuesday alleged that he was threatened for insisting that Ayu should resign before the 2023 general elections.
The Rivers State Governor stated this during the commissioning of the Akpabu-Itu-Umudiogha road in the Emohua Local Government Area of the state.
Wike noted that he is not calling for the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar to relinquish his ticket.
He further stated that they are only asking that their people produce the National Chairman of the party since Atiku is from the north.
Wike said they threatened to kill him when he made his demands known.
The aggrieved Governor speaking on the issue said, “When I see some people running around and talking rubbish, they forget history easily. Today, we are not saying the presidential candidate should relinquish his ticket. We are not being selfish.
“We are only saying since you are now the presidential candidate, let our people take chairmanship and they say they will kill me. Is it possible?”
He said some people he described as rent-seekers from the state are running around Atiku, hoping that they would become ministers.
Wike added, “When you see some rent seekers from here going around saying they will give me minister of finance, they will give me governor of Central Bank, you haven’t killed an animal and you are saying women, don’t eat it. Kill the animal first to know whether women will eat or not.
“I don’t want that kind of promise. Give my people this one we are talking about now. Give us the chairman so that things can move freely. They come and tell you stories.”