Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has vowed that he will not leave his battle in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to God.
The Governor insisted that he had the capacity to flog his opposers, whom he described as small boys, saying he won’t wait to “flog them with pepper”.
The Governor, who spoke on Monday while inaugurating the Osisioma Flyover built in Aba, Abia by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, said persons trying to infiltrate his team to weaken their resolve failed to understand their modus operandi.
Wike hinted that they were simply forerunners to the real actors behind the scene adding that trying to break the team was a mistake.
Speaking on his response when Ikpeazu suggested he should leave matters to God, he said: “I was on plane with him and we were discussing and he said why won’t I leave this thing for God and I said what do you mean by that?
“Now that I know I have the capacity to flog these small boys and you want me to go and leave it for God. I am going to flog them pepper. Anybody who doesn’t understand that let him know that I am not going to wait at all. All those ones who are talking in my state calm down, when we start campaigning, we will know who is who”.
On efforts to infiltrate their ranks, he said: “I don’t associate myself with those who cannot show anything. I associate myself with people I know have something to offer. Ikpeazu I want to say it without fear or favour and without any contradiction, you are a man that knows what to do for his people.
“I and Ikpeazu have come a long way. People do not understand relationship. They think relationship can be bought with money. No relationship can be bought with me. That is why when I read on pages of newspaper, they said some people were making attempts to break my rank and I say they don’t understand the modus operandi of what we are doing.