Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has vowed to resign from office if any governorship aspirant can prove he promised to make him his successor.
The governor said by virtue of his character, it was inconceivable that he would make a promise to help someone to succeed him and then renege on it.
He gave the clarification on Monday night, October 24, during a state banquet held in Government House, Port Harcourt to celebrate the recent conferment of distinguished award on infrastructure delivery on him by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Governor Wike explained that it had become pertinent for him to correct erroneous lies peddled by some persons that he reneged on his promise to make them his successor.
“God gives power. There is never any day I have ever sat with anybody, I challenge whoever will say he sat with me and I made a promise to him that, look the way things are going, you will be the (next) governor. If anybody can come out and challenge me, I will resign as governor of Rivers State.” he said.
The governor noted that during every political transition, it was natural for any politicians to be ambitious, even when they know that their dream and aspiration are unrealisable.
According to him, he never at any time since assumption of office promised anyone the seat of the governor of Rivers State.
“I never, because if I did, my conscience won’t allow me to sleep. Anything I tell you I will do, I will do it, it doesn’t matter what it is.” he added.