Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has disclosed that stakeholders fought for the change of the immediate past national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Governor Wike said this was because they wanted to reposition the party to win the presidency in 2023.
He maintained that such leadership change at the national level was also to avert a situation of doom for the party.
The Governor said this at the flag-off of the Oyigbo -Okoloma Road in Oyigbo Local Government Area on Wednesday, performed by the National Chairman of PDP, Dr Iyorchia Ayu.
Governor Wike asserted that the party now has good leadership to rescue Nigeria from the bad governance of the All Progressives Congress.
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He, therefore, urged the National Chairman of PDP, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, to brace up to the task ahead of him and capitalise on the opportunity he has to effect positive change in the party and return PDP back to the presidency.
“There is calm in my state about those who want to be Governor.
“What I have told them is to go and do your consultation, but nobody should go and consult the national chairman; nobody should consult NWC. Do your consultation here because it is the people here that will vote.”
Speaking about the Oyigbo – Okoloma road project, Governor Wike said it is a federal road that connects neighbouring States like Abia, Akwa-Ibom and Cross River but was allowed to fail completely.