The governor of Rivers State Nyesom Wike says he and other leaders in the state will not allow the imoposition of candidates for governorship position.
Speaking with reporters at the Government House in Port Harcourt, Wike regretted that some former Governors and outgoing governors were determined to impose successors on their respective states.
The governor said the godfatherism was becoming a major political crisis, impeding development across the country.
Wike revealed that that the struggle to impose a governor on Rivers people, was the reason behind the conflict between him and the immediate past Governor of the state, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
His words: “I will not support anyone dictating what will happen in Rivers State. The crisis you are seeing is the struggle to bring a successor.
“Everybody who worked with him is bad. I held the home-front when he ran away to Ghana on exile and the other Senator he is fighting worked for him. If everyone that associates with you is bad, then something is fundamentally wrong.
“After spending eight years as Governor, someone wants to superintend on the activities of the state. This is not Lagos State. We are different.”
Speaking further, the governor said Dr Peter Odili, a former Rivers State Governor, is not involved in any form of political conflicts, because he has transformed into a statesman, who is not desperate to impose a governor.