Wike Declares For Presidency, Sends Strong Message to APC

Wike Declares For Presidency, Sends Strong Message to APC

  • The battle for the 2023 presidency is getting more interesting as another governor, Nyesom Wike, has just thrown his hat into the ring
  • The Rivers state governor said he has all it takes to displace the APC and bring in PDP back as the ruling party
  • Governor Wike also attacked some PDP presidential aspirants, saying they were only after the power for personal gains

Makurdi, Benue state - Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state says he has the capacity to win the 2023 presidential election for the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

Wike made the declaration during a consultative meeting with stakeholders of the Benue chapter of the PDP at the Government House in Makurdi on Sunday, March 27, Daily Trust reported.

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Governor Wike said he has the capacity to defeat the APC if given the PDP's presidential ticket. Photo credit: @GovWike
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The governor, who intimated the stakeholders about his intention to run for the presidency, solicited for Benue PDP votes in the coming national delegates convention of the party, even as he stressed on zoning.

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He said:

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“To remove APC from power, I’m the person who can tell them enough is enough. We must take this power and I’m ready to take it for PDP. God is with us that’s why APC keeps failing everyday.
“I’m declaring it (presidential ambition) for the first time in Benue. I’m going to run for election."

Give your votes to me, Wike tells PDP stakeholders

Governor Wike warned stakeholders not to sell their votes, but give it to him, adding that some of the PDP presidential aspirants were only after the power in order for personal gains.

He also accused those who once left the party and came back to seek power of being the reason the party lost election in 2015, noting that those founding fathers who ran away from the party and still wanted to be recognised have lost their shares.

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His words:

“By the time you ran away, you sold your share as a founding father so you can no longer retain your position of founding fathers.
“I stood for this party. I work for this party since 1998. I have nowhere to run to and that’s why anything that happens to this party I take it personally. I have never relented.
“In 2015, those who ran away made us lose the election. Today, they are crying but some of us stood and said PDP will not die.
“Some people want to use Nigeria to buy back their personal business. They talk about private sector – let them mention the private business that had survived. Is it banks that your father had? Everybody is an employer of labour even in my house I have 50 people who feed from me. They should stop deceiving us.
“I have performed as a governor and can carry my shoulders high anywhere. I have the capacity to face this evil government, give me the mandate. I will speak the truth to power and nothing but the truth. I have the capacity to move this country forward.”

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In his remarks, Governor Samuel Ortom who hosted Wike prayed that God will grant him his desire to rule the country.

He said that his Rivers counterpart had never turned his back on Benue, especially in caring for the teeming displaced people occasioned by herders’ invasions in some parts of the state.

“On southern presidency I stand,” the Benue state governor said.

2023: Group demands Ortom’s resignation as chairman PDP zoning panel

Meanwhile, a pro-PDP known as The Democrats Group (TDG), has called for the resignation of Governor Ortom of Benue state as chairman of the party's zoning committee.

The committee headed by Ortom is charged with the responsibility to advise the party on its direction on the contentious issue of zoning ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

The group made the call on Monday, March 28 through a statement sent to Legit.ng and signed by its Director-General, Asiwaju Abidemmy Elegbede.

Source: Legit.ng

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