- Many Southwest youths have chosen Governor Nyesom Wike as PDP's best force against APC come 2023 presidential election
- In fact, 5,000 youths PDP have lent their unyielding support to the Rivers governor
- The PDP youths believe that Wike will give the APC serious opposition during the 2023 presidential election
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Not less than 5000 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) youths from the Southwest have thrown their weight behind Governor Nyesom Wike ahead of the 2023 presidential election..
The youths said with Governor Wike in the picture as a running mate, the PDP stands a better chance than it ever had to remove the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the centre of national politics, The Nation reports.
They argued that without gainsaying, the Rivers governor, with laudable contributions both in the PDP's affairs and in his leadership in the state is a formidable force for any other party.
The convener of the youth forum, Comrade Akeem Adebomojo, in a statement advised the PDP to also field other powerful persons alongside Wike to gain a strong footing during the poll.
“We urge our great party to ensure that Governor Nyesom Wike is fielded as a Vice Presidential candidate and Running mate to whoever emerged the Presidential candidate come 2023.
“We came to this conclusion, after a painstaking consideration of the indices that led to the party’s defeat in the 2019 Presidential election, despite the glaring failure of the Buhari/APC led administration.
“Also, there is no gainsaying that Governor Wike has done excellently well in Rivers State such that he has been able to relegate the APC to the precipice which the unfortunate party really belongs."
Meanwhile, the foremost Nigerian opposition party (PDP) on Thursday, March 11, during a Board of Trustees (BoT) meeting agreed to appease and bring back all aggrieved members.
The PDP said it was doing this already through the Bukola Saraki-led reconciliation and strategy committee.
Onyirioha Nnamdi is a graduate of Literature and English Language at the University of Lagos. He is a Politics/Current Affairs Editor who writes on news and political topics for Legit.ng. He brings into his reporting a wealth of experience in creative and analytical writing. Nnamdi has a major interest in local and global politics.