The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Rivers State, Mr Nyesom Wike, has called on the church to pray that no cultist would win the governorship election in the state.
Wike made the call at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, while dedicating his campaign to God. He said that he had never been a member of a cult group and was never invited to join one as a university student.
The former Supervising Minister for Education also described himself as a good Christian.
“We are not hypocrites. Some of us are from very good Christian backgrounds. We don’t need to bring television to people and start rolling on the ground for people to know that we are good Christians. All of you know that my father is a pastor. I am sitting here today saying that I am a child of God.
“Mr. Vicar, let me say this and I want everybody to hear me say it. I attended the University of Port Harcourt, where I read Political Science. I went to the University of Science and Technology, where I read Law and later, the Nigerian Law School. From the University of Port Harcourt to the University of Science and Technology, I never belonged to any secret cult in the universities.
“I want to challenge anybody who will even say that I was once invited, but I refused. I have never been invited and this is because they knew I would not come. I want you to pray that any person that is a member of a secret cult and has not come to the church to confess and renounce secret cult, should not be governor of this state.
“Also, as I speak here, if I am a member of a secret society and now I am saying that I am no longer in a secret cult, then pray also that I should not become the governor of this state,” Wike said.
He also promised that if elected, he will respect elders and the traditional institutions in the state.
Wike’s main opponent at the February governorship election is the candidate of the state’s ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC), Dakuku Peterside.He had on different occasions been accused of cultism by the PDP.