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Wike Declares To Run For President In 2023

Wike Declares To Run For President In 2023

Wike Declares To Run For President In 2023

The current Governor of Rivers State and the loyalist of Nigeria’s opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, has declared his ambition to run in the 2023 presidential election.

Wike made the declaration on Sunday during his Benue State counterpart, Samuel Ortom, at the Government House in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

Wike, who has been a member of the PDP since 1999, said that he is the only one who can take back power from Nigeria’s governing party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

  • “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 everyday.”
  • “He queried those 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.
  • “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 loose election. Today, they are crying but some of us stood and said PDP will not die.
  • “Some people want to use Nigeria to buy back their personal business. They talk about private sector. Mention the private business that survive. Is it banks that your father had? Everybody is an employer of labour. Even in my house I have 50 people who feast from me.
  • They should stop deceiving us. I have performed as a governor and carry my shoulders high anywhere. I have the capacity to face this evil government. Just give me the mandate. I will speak the truth to power and nothing but the truth. I have the capacity to move this country forward,” he said.

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