Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has blamed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, for the failure of the party to win the presidential election.
The governor believes the party’s misfortune was a consequence of ignoring the warnings of the G5 governors, who called for equity, justice and fairness before the poll.
Wike insisted that it was too early to forget that the fate that befell the PDP was avoidable if its leadership had heeded many appeals and demands for equity.
Wike spoke at Okomoko Community Field while inaugurating the Chokocho-Igbodo Road in Etche Local Government Area.
The governor said it was fair that the presidency had returned to the South because the North was completing its eight years at the presidency.
He said: “Our constitution says in Section 7 (3) (c) that there shall be the rotation of public offices; of appointive and elective.
“You took the chairmanship of the party. You took the presidential candidate slot of the party and we came to you, saying this is against the spirit of our constitution.
“Give us back the chairmanship, you said no, that you must have it all because you have won. I said ‘be careful’ then, and nobody wants to remember all those things when we were shouting.”
Wike said while others were demonstrating against the outcome of the presidential election, he was in Rivers inaugurating projects and satisfying the developmental needs of the people.