The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, yesterday in Gombe State declared that he has both the energy and capacity required to serve and salvage Nigeria as president come 2023.
Governor Wike who made the declaration at the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Secretariat in Gombe, the state capital, while addressing stakeholders of the party after visiting leaders of the party in the state, as part of his on-going consultations ahead of the party’s presidential primary.
He stressed the need to salvage the country and remarked that if he is given the opportunity to serve as President of Nigeria, he will replicate what he has done in Rivers State. He added that people are people are free to visit Rivers State to see what his administration had done out of love and passion for the upliftment of the socio-economic wellbeing of the people.
He charged them to abhor sentiments and not to waste their votes as delegates at the party’s forthcoming presidential convention on candidates who cannot win the 2023 general elections, noting that people are dying and insecurity and poverty does not know religion or ethnicity.
According to him, if the Peoples Democratic Party is concerned about who can take power from the All Progressives Congress, APC, and wants to win election in 2023 party, they should give him the ticket.
Governor Wike further berated the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, federal government for what he described as the many lies they keep telling Nigerians in improving the agricultural fortunes of the country.
He said the federal government claimed to have invested N300billion in Agriculture, but there is no food in the country. Where is the food? he queried. He stated that he doesn’t want people going to buy rice and be doing pyramid rather he wants to see it that agriculture is working.
He reassured that the incoming PDP government would not tell Nigerian lies, make excuses for failure, but would work to genuinely improve the lives of Nigerians across the country.