Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike says he is fully prepared for the assignment of being the President of Nigeria because he has the capacity to address lingering issues of insecurity and poor national economy.
Governor Wike maintained that Nigerians could no longer resign to fate, suffer the pains of a harsh economy, and wanton killings under the watch of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government.
He said these when a group, the Northern Progressives Elements and Friends of Wike, in Abuja, presented the purchased Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms to him on Tuesday to contest the 2023 presidential election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The governor stated that it was time to save the country from the intractable lies of the APC led Federal Government that is entirely bereft of governance.
“They have tried it with me. They know that they can never succeed. They did it in Rivers State; we said no, it would never work. And it didn’t work. If you give us the ticket, go home and sleep.
“Where is the food? Because if you have invested in agriculture, we should be seeing the result. Instead of people to eat, people are dying every day. Who are they deceiving?
“We took an oath of office to protect life and property. If we cannot protect life and property, there is no governance. You’re talking about food, agriculture.
“How can you talk about agriculture when people cannot go to farm. How can you speak of improving the economy when investors have lost confidence in the country.
“But it is a task that is surmountable with commitment and passion. By the special grace of God, with your support, we shall surmount the problems facing Nigeria.
“Let me tell PDP people, just like the former deputy national chairman said, we cannot just stay at home and be praying to God to dash us power, no. God has given us the capacity. We must use that capacity and take over the power.”
Governor Wike thanked the Northern Progressives Elements and Friends of Wike for presenting him with the forms and calling on him to contribute his quota to salvaging the country.
Senator Sulieman Nazif, who presented the forms to Governor Wike on behalf of the Northern Progressives Elements, explained that they decided to put their resources together to purchase the forms because of their belief in the governor’s love for the country.