- Nyesom Wike of Rivers state is interested in his party, the PDP winning in the forthcoming general elections
- Ahead of 2023, the PDP chieftain Wike has urged the party faithful to focus more on the unity of the party now so as to achieve their desired aim
- The governor made this disclosure when he joined ex-governor Jonah Jang's trial at the Plateau state High Court in Jos
Plateau state- Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has tasked members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to set aside their political ambitions and focus on repositioning the party.
Speaking with newsmen within the Court premises, the governor said he was in the state in solidarity with Senator John Jang being a leader of the party at the state and the national level and also to unite Jang and Senator Jeremiah Useini.
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“We have the material but what we are contending now is everybody must come together make sacrifices and see how we can move forward.
“Nigerians are waiting for PDP, Nigeria is bleeding, Plateau State is not an exception, it is not about Christians or Muslims, it is not about North or South, the killings, the insecurity, the hardship and poverty is everywhere. We are more concerned about the insecurity in Nigeria, the only hope Nigeria has now is PDP and so it requires collective efforts of everybody. If we don’t work as a team, Nigerians will not be happy.”
“Every individual has to keep his aspiration and focus on how the party will be united to salvage the country to salvage Plateau State."
The Punch reports that Jonah who was arraigned at the court sitting in Jos, Plateau state capital city is facing trial alongside Yusuf Pam a former cashier in the office of the secretary to the government of the state.
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Earlier, Nyesom Wike had called on the PDP to forget about winning the 2023 presidential election without unity.
Governor Wike on Monday, February 7, stated that the PDP should first deal with the issue of unity before planning to wrest power from the APC.
The Rivers leader opined that beyond the question of zoning, the party must work together to ensure its victory in 2023.
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Regarded as among the main power brokers in the party since the inception of the PDP in 1998, the ex-military leaders were reportedly pushing for a paradigm shift in the contest for who would become the standard-bearer of the party.
Aside from their lieutenants still deeply entrenched in the system, the former leaders also wielded an awesome influence along with other power brokers in taking key decisions in the main opposition party.