National chairman of the Ogoni Solidarity Movement, Comrade Celestine Akpobari, has advised outgoing Minister of State for Education, Nyesom Wike, to drop his bid to contest in the 2015 governorship election in Rivers State, because he would not succeed.
Akpobari, who spoke to NAN yesterday, stated that the decision of the national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Adamu Mu’azu, to tactically support Wike’s aspiration does not have any effect on his chances in the election.
” I don’t want to say that the chairman is dictatorial but I believe that Rivers people are not fools,” he said.
He lamented that since the creation of Rivers State, the Ogoni, the largest group in the state, has not been able to produce the governor, chief judge and other key positions in the state.
Akpobari declared that no ballot box should come to Ogoniland if the major political parties do not nominate an Ogoni man as their candidate in 2015. He urged other ethnic groups in the state to cooperate with the people of Ogoni in the quest to produce the next governor of the state.