- Earlier, Governor Nyesom Wike pleaded with PDP members to ignore their political aspirations ahead of the forthcoming general elections
- The governor disclosed further that the unity of the party would determine to a large extent its victory in 2023 as the PDP is ready to take over Plateau state because APC has failed woefully
- Wike made this assertion after meeting with key leaders of the party in Jos, Plateau state on Wednesday
Plateau state- Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) led administration in Plateau state has failed to tackle the security crisis in the state and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is ready to take over.
Wike made this statement on Wednesday, February 9, while responding to questions from newsmen within the premises of Plateau State High Court in Jos, where the fraud trial of former governor of Plateau state, Jonah Jang, was heard.
He told journalists when the court session went on break that it is obvious the APC and the Federal Government have failed to bring to an end the needless killings in Plateau and other parts of the country, Channels TV reports.
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“Plateau State is ripe for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to take over because APC has performed woefully as far as Nigeria and this state is concerned. I stand to be challenged by anybody."
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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.