- Governor Nyesom Wike does not want the Peoples Democratic Party to take chances ahead of the 2023 general elections
- Wike disclosed that members of the opposition party must work together in the selection process of picking its candidate and as well record landslide victory
- The governor hinted further that Nigerians are seriously waiting for the PDP and the party cannot afford to lose such an opportunity
Oyo state, Ibadan- Governor, Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has said God will not forgive the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) if it fails to rescue Nigerians from untold hardship inflicted on them by the policies of the All Progressives Congress (APC)'s led administration.
The governor made this assertion on Tuesday, January 11, during a courtesy visit to the Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde, at the Government House in Ibadan.
Appreciating his counterpart
He explained that he was in the state to formally appreciate Governor Makinde, who was the secretary of the PDP Convention Planning Committee, for producing what has been acclaimed by Nigerians as the best convention in the history of the party.
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Nigerians looking up to PDP
The governor said Nigerians are desperately looking up to the PDP to emancipate them from abject poverty.
“Nigerians cannot continue to suffer. They have suffered enough in the hands of APC and God will not forgive PDP if we don’t rescue Nigeria."
He also used the occasion to commiserate with Governor Makinde and the people of Oyo state over the demise of the Olubadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, praying God to grant the people the wisdom and courage to navigate through the succession process of getting a new Olubadan.
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PDP will win 2023 presidency
In an earlier report by Legit.ng, Wike had declared that the opposition PDP now has what it takes to return to the presidency in 2023.
He disclosed that the party now had good leadership in place to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Rivers leader charged the new PDP chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, to come up with the strategy to ensure the party returns to power at the federal level.
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In another development, a rights group, Save Nigeria Movement (SNM) has kicked against the presidential ambition of the former Senate President Anyim Pius Anyim.
Convener of the group, Rev Solomon Semaka who addressed a press briefing on Monday, January 10, also frowned at the role being played by the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike ahead of 2023, alleging that Wike is working towards imposing a president of Igbo or northern origin.
The group warned Nigerians to be wary of Wike and Anyim, accusing the duo of working solely for their selfish reasons ahead of the polls.