Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has announced his intention to run for the office of the President of Nigeria.
Wike will run under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2023 elections. Wike made the declaration during a meeting with stakeholders in Makurdi on Sunday. He added that his priority will be to tackle the rising insecurity in the country.
“Let me thank the people of Benue for receiving me to come and talk to them. It is obvious that I am going to run for the presidency of this country. And I am declaring for the first time in Benue State because of my special relationship with them. People are merely not suspecting, but let it be known today that I am announcing it in Benue State because I have a special relationship with this state,”
In true Wike fashion, he said almost all presidential aspirants from the party were responsible for the party’s defeat in 2015.
He said, “Let these people who are interested in the presidency in the PDP tell us their contributions. You claimed to be one of the founding fathers of the party, but you left and came back; you have become an ordinary person in the new PDP.
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“If you form a company and run away because the company is not doing well, you come back and found that it is now doing well and you want to come and take over.”
“In 2015, most of these people made us (the PDP) to lose the election.”
Governor Wike also added that he was the only one capable enough to win the elections for the PDP in 2023.
“To remove APC from power, I’m the person who can tell them enough is enough. We must take this power and I’m ready to take it for PDP. God is with us that’s why APC keeps failing everyday.”
He went on to appeal to the party delegates to vote for him during the forthcoming party primary.
“Don’t sell your votes, please give me your votes as we go to primary.”