Governor of Rivers, Nyesom Wike says no machinery of the Federal government can cow him to silence.
Wike, who spoke on Friday said this when he granted audience to the Rivers State Elders Council of Ministers (RISECOM).
“This is a turbulent period. However, we will overcome. They can cow other governors, but not me.
“None of them gave me the mandate. The people of Rivers State gave me this mandate and I will never sell the interest of this state for whatever reason. I will not bring out the money of Rivers State to sponsor other people outside the state.”
The governor denied the claim by the DSS that he was sponsoring protests in Abuja.
Wike said, “If they like, let them bring all manner of accusations daily, it will not cow me. Three days ago, they sponsored protests against me in Abuja with the Police leading the protesters.
“It is so unfortunate how they can descend so low. The DSS are unhappy because I stopped them from kidnapping a judge. Till today, they are yet to invite that particular judge.
“I never sponsored anyone to protest. Assuming, people want to protest, are we not in a democracy? If I am the one who is the sponsor of the planned protest in my favour, who sponsored the protests against me. It means they are the people who sponsored the protests”.