Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, yesterday declared his intention to contest for presidency in the 2023 election.

He disclosed this during a consultative meeting with stakeholders of the Benue chapter of the PDP at the Government House in Makurdi. The governor, who intimated stakeholders about his intention to run for presidency, solicited for Benue PDP votes in the coming national delegates’ convention of the party.

“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. I’m declaring it (presidential ambition) for the first time in Benue. I’m going to run for election,” Wike said.

While addressing party delegates, Wike expressed that most of the presidential aspirants from the party were responsible for PDP’s defeat in 2015.

He further added that some of the aspirants left the party when it mattered most, noting that those founding fathers who ran away from the party and still wanted to be so recognised have lost their shares.”

He therefore, warned stakeholders not to sell their votes, but give it to him, adding that some of the party’s presidential aspirants were only after power for personal gains.


Source: The Guardian News