Governor of Rivers, Nyesom Wike, has declared that he has what it takes to serve and salvage Nigeria as its president come 2023.
He made this remark in Gombe State when he visited leaders and faithful of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
It was gathered that the visit was part of ongoing consultation ahead of the party’s presidential primary.
Speaking to newsmen, the Rivers governor urged them not to waste their votes as delegates at the party’s presidential convention on candidates who cannot win the 2023 poll.
“If you want PDP to win election in 2023, I have made myself available. Give me the ticket, let me go and take the power for you. We are talking about who can take this power from APC (All Progressives Congress). That person is me.”
Wike insisted on the need to rescue Nigeria from dying saying the task required men of courage who love the country.
“We need to salvage this country. Let us not pretend about it. Insecurity does not know religion, insecurity does not know ethnicity, poverty does not know ethnicity, poverty does not know religion. The people who come to kill us, do they look at who is a Christian? Do they look at who is a Muslim? Do they know who is Hausa-Fulani? Do they know who is Igbo? We are dying.
“So, it is not for sentiment, it is not for people to come and tell you, look, it must come from here, no, no. It is for those who have the capacity. If given the opportunity, I will replicate what I’ve done in Rivers State as President of Nigeria.”
He blasted the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government for the many lies they keep telling Nigeria in improving the agricultural fortunes of the country.
“They said they have given over N300 billion for agriculture. I have no problem with that. Even if they have spent N1trillion, where is the food? I