- Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike has declared that he will win the 2023 presidential election by God's grace
- Wike on Monday, March 28, assured that if elected he will prioritise tackling the festering insecurity in Nigeria
- The governor made the remark in response to questions from journalists on what he was going to be doing differently if elected president
The latest presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governor Nyesom Wike says that by God's grace he will win the 2023 presidential race.
Wike made the declaration after a consultative meeting via his social media pages on Monday, March 28.
Speaking further the Rivers state governor noted that together with the people an integrated plan to restore the safety and security of Nigerians will be implemented.
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In response to a question on what he was going to be doing differently if elected president, Governor Wike vowed to tackle the festering insecurity in the country.
The governor also condemned the attack at the Kaduna International Airport, saying Nigerians need a leader who can address the growing insecurity.
Speaking further, Wike assured that if elected, his administration will engender the rule of law in order to attract more direct foreign investment into the country.
2023 presidency: Governor Wike lambasts Atiku, Saraki, accuses them of causing PDP’s failure in 2015
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Wike accused former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, former Senate President, Bukola Saraki of the failure of the party at the 2015 presidential polls.
Wike during his declaration stated vehemently that some of the current aspirants in PDP had deserted the party in time past as he made reference to the 2015 general elections when former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Bukola Saraki left the party.
2023 presidency: Governor Wike lambasts Atiku, Saraki, accuses them of causing PDP’s Failure in 2015
He stated that those who left the party when it mattered and ran back to seek refuge are in no place to make decisions for the party.
2023: Buhari's aide reacts to Governor Wike's declaration for presidency
In a related development, Lauretta Onochie, a presidential media aide, has reacted to Wike's declaration to run for the presidency in 2023.
Speaking on the Rivers governor's presidential ambition, Onochie described him as a big-spending governor.
She wrote on her Facebook page:
"Gov. Nyesom Wike, the big-spending governor of River state, today in Benue state declared his intention to run for the position of the president of Nigeria under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)."