Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has told delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State that he is the only presidential …
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has told delegates of the
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State that he is the only presidential
aspirant that can truly secure electoral victory for the party in the 2023
Speaking during his consultation with them in Benin City on
Thursday, Wike said the PDP needed a candidate who could take power from the
All Progressives Congress (APC) courageously and that he is the only person who
could defeat them in 2023.
“What PDP needs now is to win the election. It is about who
has the capacity to face APC. I think I am the one amongst all of us with such
“This party has given me everything and I owe it a duty to
work for the party to make sure it takes over power in 2023. I have not left
this party since 1998 And I am not going to leave the party.
“If we truly want to win this election, give me the opportunity,
give me the ticket and wait to see what will happen in 2023. Giving me a ticket
means we are almost there. This excuse of our party losing the election will
end by using Wike as the candidate of the PDP.”
Wike reiterated that Nigeria required a leader with courage
who would fearlessly steer the affairs of the country towards tackling the
current problems of insecurity, and lack of growth in the economic sector.
He wondered how the nation’s economy could be good when
there is insecurity.
According to him, “who will come to invest in a country that
is largely not secured and how would agriculture flourish when farmers can not
go to the farm?
“The major thing in governance is the protection of life and
property. Then you’ll see that all other things will follow.
“If people cannot go to school, if people cannot go out in
the evening then what is the essence of governance?”
The governor pointed out that first of all, PDP must win the
election with the right candidate who is people-oriented before addressing
Wike stated that he is fully prepared for the office that he
seeks with such capability to assemble the best brains who will not rest on
their oars because of the committed leadership that he will provide.