Rivers State Governor, Nyeson Wike has declared his intention to contest the 2023 presidential election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) saying he is the best man to wrest power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Wike who stated this when he visited his Benue State counterpart, Samuel Ortom at the Government House in Makurdi, the Benue State capital on Sunday said he was making his intention to contest for presidency known for the first time in Benue.
“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 every day”.
According to The Sun, he queried the founding fathers who ran away from the party and still want to be recognised, saying, ”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”.
He further said, “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 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”.
He also asserts that he has performed as a governor and carries his shoulders high anywhere, insisting he can face “this evil government”.
“Just give me the mandate. I will speak the truth to power and nothing but the truth. I can move this country forward,” he said.