- Governor Nyesom Wike has wooed members of the Gombe state chapter of the PDP to support his aspiration to be the party's presidential flagbearer
- During a visit to the northeast state, the Rivers state governor called on the stakeholders in Gombe to join hands with him in his quest to lead Nigeria
- The governor stated that PDP members need to rescue Nigeria from dying by voting him as the party's presidential candidate
Gombe - Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that he has the capacity and energy required to serve and salvage Nigeria as its president come 2023.
Governor Wike made the declaration at Gombe when he visited leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state as part of ongoing consultation ahead of the party’s presidential primary election.
Addressing stakeholders at the PDP secretariat in Gombe, the state capital, Punch newspaper quoted the governor as saying:
“If you want PDP to win the election in 2023 I have made myself available. Give me the ticket, let me go and take the power for you. We are talking about who can take this power from APC (All Progressives Congress). That person is me.”
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Meanwhile, a former national chairman of the Young Democratic Party, Hamman Bello Barkindo has emerged national coordinator of the Wike Support Group.
Obasanjo to Nigerians: Don’t vote aspirants claiming youths bought forms for them
In a related development, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has asked Nigerians not to vote for presidential aspirants claiming that some political or youth groups bought their nomination forms for them.
Obasanjo made the comment in Lagos during a colloquium to mark the 61st birthday of Pastor Itua Ighodalo saying:
“Anybody who would come out to tell you such a lie, you shouldn’t vote for him. Which youths gathered N40million? If you want to buy it, buy it and tell us. You don’t need to lie to us.”
2023: Don't vote for parties that failed in the past, presidential aspirant tells Nigerians
On his part, a presidential aspirant, Malik Ado-Ibrahim, has called on Nigerians to ensure they do not vote for individuals or political parties associated with failure.
Speaking at a recent event in Abuja, Malik Ado-Ibrahim who is vying for the position of president on the platform of the Young Progressives Party urged Nigerians not to make the same mistake they made in the past.
He further warned that Nigerians cannot afford to make another mistake in the next general election considering that the challenges bedevilling that nation have continued to stall Nigeria's development.