THE Governor of Rivers State, Governor Nyesom Wike, who is contesting for the presidential seat in 2023 under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has claimed that the PDP might cease to exist if the party does not win the 2023 presidential elections, adding that he remains the only PDP aspirant that can defeat the ruling party, APC.
Mr Wike, disclosed this on Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Lagos while in the company of some PDP chieftains, when he met national delegates of the Lagos chapter of PDP in Ikeja.
The aspirant said that if elected, peace, security of lives and property would be prioritised to strengthen the nation’s sustainable infrastructure, food security, prosperity and economic turnaround.
He said the nation needs a strong and courageous leader like him, adding that with a courageous leader, difficult decisions would be taken to tackle the nation’s challenges.
“The issue now is who can win the election for PDP. Who has the capacity to face the APC? Who will win the election for PDP? That is me here.
“I will face APC squarely. If you give me this ticket on May 28 and May 29, go home and sleep with your two eyes closed,” he said.
The governor also said that the PDP must do everything possible not to lose the 2023 presidential election.
“If we lose the presidential election in 2023, we can as well forget PDP.
“I have been tested in terms of performance. Mine is ‘talk and do’,” he added.
Wike, who promised to replicate his outstanding performance in Nigeria, said that he would provide a leadership every Nigerian would be proud of.
The aspirant pleaded with the Lagos delegates and leaders to be united and work for his emergence at the primaries.
“I know APC very well, allow me to face them. I am begging you, delegates, allow me. Support me to take the power from APC and bring it back to PDP.
“I depend on the South-west. If the South-west gives me the votes, I have won the election. Donate all your votes to me,” he said.
The PDP chieftain lamented that some party leaders aspiring to contest for PDP presidential ticket now were the ones that threw the former ruling party into being opposition when they left the party in 2015.