- Ahead of the 2023 general elections, The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike has revealed who can fix the country
- The PDP presidential aspirant while addressing the delegates of his party in Kogi state on Wednesday said Nigeria needs a crazy man to turn things around for the better
- Wike said his reason for joining the 2023 race was borne out of his love and passion for the country while noting that he wants to use the energy in him to move the nation to its promised land
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state says the situation of Nigeria is so bad that the country needs a mad man to turn things around for the better.
The presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said this while addressing delegates of the party in Kogi State on Wednesday, May 5.
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“The energy in me is too much. I want to use the energy to work for the country.”
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Wike said Nigerians need a fearless and courageous person like him who can speak the truth to the power.
He called on the delegates not to doubt his sincerity in turning the economy around.
“As for me, if you don’t vote for me in our party primary, I will still remain a member of the PDP. I have benefited from this party, and so I have no excuse to give, for defecting to another party."
The presidential aspirant cast aspersions on those who turned their back against the PDP after benefitting from the party.
In their remarks, the two former governors of the state, Ibrahim Idris and Captain Idris Wada, including the state party executive members extolled the virtues of governor Wike, and assured him of their support in the party presidential primary slated for the end of this month.
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Governor Nyesom Wike had said that he should get the PDP's 2023 presidential ticket among other aspirants.
Wike said he deserves the opposition party's nod because, unlike some other persons, he cannot defect to other parties.
The Rivers governor was chiefly referring to Governor Dave Umahi and even challenged him to resign, contest and win the election if he is a man.
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The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, has said that some criminal charges against him prepared him for leadership in Nigeria's political space.
It was reported that Wike confirmed that he was at various intervals charged with armed robbery and murder before he became a local government chairman in the state.
Speaking about his ambition to contest for presidency in 2023, the Rivers state governor said he was the first local government chairman who the Supreme Court of Nigeria had to reaffirm his position,