Gov. Wike Joins Presidential Race

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has declared his interest in the coming presidential race under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The Governor stated this Sunday in Makurdi, Benue State, after a meeting with PDP stakeholders. In a statement by his media aide, Kelvin Ebiri, Wike said: “Let me thank the people of Benue for receiving me to come and talk to them. It is obvious that I am going to run for the presidency of this country. And I am declaring for the first time in Benue State because of my special relationship with them. People are merely not suspecting, but let it be known today that I am announcing it in Benue State because I have a special relationship with this state,” the governor said.

The Rivers Governor noted that his priority is tackling insecurity in the country and engendering the rule of law to attract more direct foreign investment.

He stated that security agencies would be provided with the requisite equipment and incentives to carry out their duties. He added that they would also be given a timeline to tackle the lingering insecurity as his administration will not be disposed to excuses.

“Today, you can’t talk about security in this country, and you must understand that without security, you can’t talk about governance. One first thing that anybody who takes an oath of office is sworn to is that you must protect life and property. If you can’t protect life and property, then you can’t talk about governance. So that major thing is that our people should be alive,” Wike said.

Wike further condemned the terrorist attack at the Kaduna International Airport over the weekend, stressing that the country needs a leader who can address the spate of insecurity.

Speaking further, the PDP chieftain noted that the present Buhari-led Federal Government had disregarded the rule of law, one of the banes of direct foreign investment in the country.

“Nobody can bring investments in this country because there is no respect for the rule of law. Nobody obeys court orders. Who will come and invest his money when the court gives its judgment, and it will not be obeyed. So, I will run for election, and victory will be ours.”

Wike further solicited support from delegates of the party, ahead of its presidential primary. He noted that he has all it takes to defeat the All Progressives Congress.

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