- Ahead of the 2023 general election, the Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Wike is not relaxed to make sure he gets the PDP’s presidential ticket
- In achieving his desired aim, the Nigerian politician has urged the National Working Committee of the party to work in his favour
- A few months before the presidential election, Wike says he is very prepared to take the bull by the horn and contest keenly for the nation’s most exalted position, the office of the presidency
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state and presidential aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has told members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party to give him the presidential ticket as payback for his effort to bring them to office.
He made this call while addressing the party national leadership in Abuja on Tuesday, April 19, to formally request their support in his bid to become its flagbearer.
One good turn deserves another. So you people should also payback. Because you didn’t go to campaign, but now am coming to campaign. So payback.
The Rivers governor flaunted his credentials as a true party man who lived through its trials and tribulations to save it why some people abandoned the main opposition party, Daily Trust added.
I am a full committed member of this party. I entered this party in 1998 when it was formed. This party has given me everything in life and I have never abandoned this party because of one grievance or the other
Wike stated that the PDP needs people like him who can withstand the Federal Government and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), saying: “PDP requires people like us to face APC.”
Wike meets Calabar delegates
The Rivers governor during a consultative tour to Calabar, the capital of Cross River state, insisted that the PDP must adopt the zoning policy as he played down the consensus candidacy option.
The outspoken governor also aimed a dig at Senator Bukola Saraki and Aminu Tambuwal over the adoption of consensus candidacy for the PDP in selecting a presidential candidate.
2023: Full list of presidential aspirants across political parties
As the 2023 presidential election approaches, a lot of politicians from various political parties are publicly indicating their interest to take over President Muhammadu Buhari’s seat at Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.
It is believed that some other persons are still weighing their chances and while at it, they are presently making consultations with stakeholders and supporters.