- Nyesom Wike has called for sacrifices in the PDP ahead of the Anambra guber polls
- The Rivers state governor who spoke on Monday also enjoined PDP leaders to unite and give room for love and peace
- Governor Wike maintained that the PDP can cruise to victory in Anambra provided stakeholders place "party above group interest"
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has expressed confidence in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cruising to a massive victory in the coming Anambra guber election.
Addressing PDP leaders in the southeast on Monday, February 8, in Enugu, to reconcile Anambra stakeholders, Governor Wike said winning the governorship election is crucial to PDP household.
Wike said all stakeholders must unite and work together in order to avoid a scene which played out in the Ondo election in which the All Progressives Congres (APC) won, The Guardian reports.
Legit.ng notes that the election has been scheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to hold on November 18.
He also warned against putting a group interest above party, adding that without sacrifice, PDP may lose out which is likely to affect the party's chance of retaking power in 2023.
Wike also called for transparency in the pre-election process and urged the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP to allow governors to take a solid charge in order to avoid crisis.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Segun Oni, a former governor of Ekiti, said he would throw the hat into the ring again for the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state scheduled for 2022.
Oni made this disclosure in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital on Monday, February 1, when he opened his campaign office named “PDP Family Edifice.”
The PDP chieftain, while addressing his supporters, said the power of incumbency and federal might cannot save the APC come 2022.
He urged members and leaders of the opposition party to unite. According to him, people are "saying they would not vote for APC in the next election.”