The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has declared that he’s not going to suppose the Presidential candidate of the PDP until fairness, justice and equity is allowed in the party. And he said earlier this week that he will notify the people in his camp about the Presidential candidate that they are going to support in the 2023 election.

However, some PDP members in Rivers are not on the same ground with Wike and they have instead continued to pledge their support for Atiku.

The Director-General of the council in Rivers State, Dr. Abiye Sekibo in port Harcourt on Wednesday had a meeting with the Ogoni PDP elders council. The Former Minister of Transportation has stated explicitly that they will not be swayed with money being used to intimidate their choices. He used a biblical reference to indicate that Governor Wike has set up a graven image of money and that he’s asking them to worship it by doing whatever he says.

He said, ”We shall not worship the gold images that Nebuchadnezzar has set up in Babylon. We are the Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego of this time. Wike has set up a monument of gold which is money and he has asked the people to worship, to do whatever he says.

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego said that the image you have set up, we will not worship it. We are also saying that we will not worship the graven image set up by Wike. That is where the Atiku group in Rivers state stands. They can tear Atiku posters, bring out decrees but we stand with the truth.”