2023: I can wrest power from the APC, Wike declares

Gombe—The governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has described himself as the best man to wrest power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming 2023 Presidential elections.

Governor Wike who recently declared his intention to contest for the President of Nigeria said he has the capacity and energy required to serve and salvage Nigeria as President come 2023.

According to reports by the Cable, Wike made the remarks on Tuesday when he visited stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Gombe state as part of ongoing consultation ahead of the party’s presidential primary election.

While stating that it requires men of courage like him to rescue Nigeria from collapsing, the Rivers state governor urged the PDP stakeholders in the state to only vote for candidates who can deliver in the forthcoming elections as delegates at the party’s convention.

He said, “If you want PDP to win the 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,” Wike said.

“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 is Hausa-Fulani? Do they know who is Igbo? We are dying.

“So, it is not for 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 Rivers State helmsman questioned the APC-led federal government’s claims of revolutionizing the agricultural sector in the country.

“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?” the governor asked.

“I don’t want people going to buy rice and doing pyramid. I want to see to it that agriculture is working.”

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