The governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has stated that he is ready to bring Nigeria out of the lingering issues of insecurity and poor national economy.
He stated this Tuesday in Abuja, when a group, the Northern Progressives Elements, and Friends of Wike, presented the purchased Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms to him to contest for the number one seat on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The Governor noted that under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government, Nigerians have suffered a harsh economy and wanton killings, adding that it was time to save the country from the intractable lies of the ruling party.
The Rivers State Governor stressed that Nigerians and the PDP do not need a candidate that will not be able to stand firm if intimidated by the APC in the coming race.
“They have tried it with me. They know that they can never succeed. They did it in Rivers State, we said no, it would never work. And it didn’t work. If you give us the ticket, go home and sleep.”
Wike pointed out that the ruling party failed to address the economic concerns of Nigerians. He noted that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been boasting about how much it spends on boosting agriculture without visible impact and availability of food.
“Where is the food? Because if you have invested in agriculture, we should see the result. Instead of people to eat, people are dying every day. Who are they deceiving?
“We took the oath of office to protect life and property. If we cannot protect life and property, there is no governance. You’re talking about food, agriculture.
“How can you talk about agriculture when people cannot go to the farm. How can you talk of improving the economy when investors have lost confidence in the country?”
“But it is a task that is surmountable with commitment and passion. By the special grace of God, with your support, we shall surmount the problems facing Nigeria.
“Let me tell PDP people, just like the former deputy national chairman said, we cannot just stay at home and be praying to God to dash our power, no. God has given us the capacity. We must use that capacity and take over the power.”
Governor Wike appreciated the Northern Progressives Elements and Friends of Wike for presenting him with the Expression of Interest and Nomination forms. He promised to put in his best in saving the country.
Meanwhile, Senator Sulieman Nazif, who presented the forms to Governor Wike on behalf of the Northern Progressives Elements, explained that they decided to pool their resources together to purchase the forms because they believed in the governor’s love for the country.
“Nigerians are in dire need of a leader that can show courage, a leader that takes them to the promised land, and that leader is no other person other than His Excellency, Governor Nyesom Wike. As we present to you this form, we will be by you, stand you. Wherever you stand, you will find all of us around you so that you can seize and collect that power and bring that power back to the PDP.”