Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has declared that he has the capacity and energy required to serve and salvage Nigeria as its president when elected during the 2023 elections.
He made this known when he visited leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as part of ongoing consultation ahead of the party’s presidential primary election on Tuesday in Gombe state.
This was also contained in a statement by his media aide, Kelvin Ebiri.
The statement said Governor Wike urged them “not to waste their votes as delegates at the party’s presidential convention on candidates who cannot win the presidential election.”
“If you want PDP to win election in 2023, I have made myself available. Give me the ticket.
“Let me go and take the power for you. We are talking about who can take this power from APC (All Progressives Congress). That person is me.”
“We need to salvage this country. Let us not pretend about it. Insecurity does not know religion. Insecurity does not know ethnicity. Poverty does not know ethnicity. Poverty does not know religion.
“The people who come to kill us, do they look at who is a Christian? Do they look at who is a Muslim? Do they know who is Hausa-Fulani? Do they know who is Igbo? We are dying.
“So, it is not for the sentiment. It is not for people to come and tell you, look, it must come from here, no, no. It is for those who have the capacity. If given the opportunity, I will replicate what I’ve done in Rivers State as President of Nigeria,” the governor declared.
While criticizing the APC led Federal Government for the “many lies they kept telling Nigerians concerning improving the agricultural fortune of the country”, he assured that the PDP government would not lie to the people or make excuses for failure.
“The APC leaders have accepted that their government has failed, and it sets the coast for PDP to reclaim power and the country.
“The insistence of some public office holders to hire mercenaries to fight bandits and terrorists overrunning the country is worrisome,” he said.
He said, “They said they have given over N300 billion for agriculture; I have no problem with that. Even if they have spent N1 trillion, where is the food?
“I don’t want people going to buy rice and doing pyramid. I want to see to it that agriculture is working.”
“And you have a president staying there, the security chiefs are there, and somebody is saying you must bring in mercenaries. You have seen it that the government has collapsed. I’m not the one who said so…but APC has admitted that their government has collapsed,” Governor Wike added.