Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said that he will defend the interest of the state at all times, emphasising that he will not allow the state to be controlled by external forces.
Governor Wike also declared that the state has no land to give out for the creation of cattle colony.
Speaking at Government House, Port Harcourt, yesterday, when he granted audience to D-Source Connect Group, Governor Wike urged Rivers people to always focus on the development of the state.
He said: "We will not allow our state to be controlled by external forces. We will not be drawn into debates on cattle colony. We don't have land for any cattle colony in Rivers State."
The governor advised Rivers people to mobilise for the 2019 general elections, vote and defend their votes.
"Our people should continue to mobilise for the 2019 elections because it will not be business as usual where people think that they will use security to rig. That will not happen," he said.
He said that the All Progressives Congress, APC, has done nothing in Rivers State to merit any vote, adding that the party has destroyed the country.
Wike commended D-Source Connect Group for their commitment to the development of New Rivers.
He assured that his administration will always accommodate youths in the development process. The governor added that members of the group will be considered for appointments.
Earlier, Coordinator of D-Source Connect Group, Mr Dike Vincent Amadi reiterated the endorsement of the Rivers State Governor by the group for a second term.
He commended the Rivers State Governor for the prudent management of resources which has led to an explosion of projects across the state.