Governor Wike made this statement on Monday while inaugurating the Osisioma Flyover in Aba, Abia, which was built by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu.He claims that God has given him the capability to vanquish his opponents.â€œI was on a plane with him (Ikpeazu) and we were discussing and he said why wonâ€™t I leave this thing for God and I said what do you mean by that? Why are you overcrowding God? God has given me what it takes for me to crush these people, for me to crush my enemies and you are telling me I should leave it for God. No. God has given me what it takes. God has so many things to do. There are the ones I should do and there are the ones I should call God.
â€œNow 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 doesnâ€™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.
â€œI donâ€™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.
â€œI and Ikpeazu have come a long way. People do not understand relationships. They think relationships 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 donâ€™t understand the modus operandi of what we are doing.
â€œIf they understand the modus operandi they wonâ€™t waste their time. If you like to go and meet Ikpeazu, Seyi, Ortom, Ugwuanyi, you donâ€™t even understand the modus operandi. These are not the people doing what you are seeing. We are using ourselves as if we are the people. We are not the people so you are making mistakes,â€