However, Wike said his “political crime” in the eyes of his detractors seems to be his insistence on equity, fairness and justice to be practised within the party, which they consider as too tough a demand to satisfy.

The governor spoke on Wednesday at Community Secondary School 1 in Mogho Town, venue of the campaign flag-off rally by the Rivers State PDP Campaign Council in Gokana Local Government Area (LGA).

In a statement by the governor’s Special Assistant on Media to the Rivers State governor, Kelvin Ebiri, Wike described such threats as laughable.