Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has told former Peoples Democratic Party National Chairman, Uche Secondus, to stop celebrating the vote of confidence passed on his successor, Senator Iyorcha Ayu.
Wike stated that no amount of confidence votes would save Ayu from being ousted from the position.
The governor gave the warning on Saturday at a grand reception for over 90 defectors from various political parties into the PDP at the Isaac Adaka Boro Park in Port Harcourt.
Recall that the PDP National Executive Committee passed votes of confidence on Ayu to retain his position as the National Chairman of the main opposition party.
Wike reminded Secondus that it was not the first time a sitting national chairman was removed after a vote of confidence was passed on him.
He said, “I was watching, listening. They say there is one man called Secondus. They say he was dancing, celebrating that NEC gave their person a vote of confidence. He forgets history.
“Ask him, the same NEC through Aliyu Babangida, who moved a motion for vote of confidence supported by the same person, Ndude Elumelu, they gave him a vote of confidence. What happened? He left the office.
“We don’t fight and go back. If you like you can have as many as 20 votes of confidence, it is not my business. My business and my team is to make sure the right thing is done.
“And the right thing must be done, whether today or tomorrow. So let nobody worry him or herself. If you are dancing, come home and dance. Come and mobilise for the person you think will win the election.”
He added, “We are here, I am here waiting for him. No more 419 in this game, no more 419 in this state. We have stopped all these 419 people. Enough is enough.
“You people should go home and rest. We know we are already waiting for the day set by INEC for them to blow the whistle.
“When they blow the whistle, we will know those who are in charge of Rivers State and those who are mere visitors to the state.
“You know we have those in Rivers State and those who come from Abuja. We stay here as those of us from Rivers State Monday to Sunday. Visitors come Friday and go back on Sunday,”