Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has declared that he has the capacity and energy required to serve and salvage Nigeria as its president come 2023.
Governor Wike made the declaration at Gombe State when he visited leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party as part of ongoing consultation ahead of the party’s presidential primary election.
Addressing stakeholders at the PDP secretariat in Gombe, the State capital, the governor urged them not to waste their votes as delegates at the party’s presidential convention on candidates who cannot win the 2023 general election.
“If you want PDP to win the election in 2023, I have made myself available. Give me the ticket; let me go and take power for you. We are talking about who can take this power from APC. That person is me.”
Governor Wike pointed out that people are free to visit Rivers State to see what his administration has done out of love and passion for the upliftment of the socioeconomic status of the people.
“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 Moslem? Do they know who Hausa-Fulani is? Do they know who Igbo is? 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. I will replicate what I’ve done in Rivers State as President of Nigeria.”