Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike says he is the only presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that possesses the qualities to help the party win the 2023 presidential election.
Wike, who said he was fed up with being in the opposition, added that the opposition party would be gone if it loses the 2023 election.
He stated this in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State capital on Tuesday while addressing the leaders and delegates of PDP in the state.
In a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, Wike said the PDP and indeed, Nigerians need somebody who can face the APC squarely in the 2023 general election and give the country a new direction in which safety of life is guaranteed.
The Rivers governor said, “There is a war you go and you know the kind of soldiers you send and the general that will be the commander. In this kind of fight now, it is me that can fight it.
“What PDP is looking for is who can make us win the election. If we don’t win this election, PDP is gone. I’m tired of this opposition. I am the only aspirant who has what it takes to win this election for PDP.
“And when we win the presidential election in February 2023, we will win Kebbi in March. And I am going to give you all the support that you require.”
Pointing out that Nigeria has been more divided under the APC Federal Government than ever, Wike said the county required a president that would be in charge of things, including issues of security and the economy.
“We need a Nigerian who believes in the unity of this country. We have never been divided the way we are divided now. If God gives us (PDP) the opportunity, we will form a government of national unity where everybody will be involved,” he said.