The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, had on Monday said he did not back his successor, who won the just concluded governorship election in the state, Siminialayi Fubara, to serve him, but to serve the residents of Rivers State.
Mr. Wike, who stated this while answering questions on a channel revision program ‘Sunrise Daily,’ on Monday, said it is not advisable for a leader, who has left the power to be dictating to his/her successor.
According to him, the problem leaders have is that they support someone to be in the office to dictate to them, instead of helping them to succeed.
The governor, said he will not be disappointed if Fubara turned against him, when he assumed office as governor, because he is not there to serve him but to serve the people, noting that he has done his task, by helping him get to power, and he can only advise him if he needs him to do so.
“He is not there to serve me. We are there to serve the people. The problem leaders have is that they supported someone to be in office; what you did, was it to help him succeed or fail?
“You want him to be coming to your house to be taking orders? Once you have left office, you give yourself that respect and say ‘I have done my own’. If he wants my advice, it is okay; if he doesn’t, it is okay. But for me to begin from day to day, telling him you must do this, you must do that, that is not acceptable. That is why people fail,” he said.