Wike pledges to replicate Rivers development across the federation if elected president
NEWS DIGEST – Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike said on Saturday that his administration will recreate the developmental programmes of Rivers state across the federation should he emerge as president in the 2023 general elections.
The presidential hopeful, who declared his intentions to contest the 2023 presidency last month, was in Plateau state to seek the favours of chieftains in the People’s Democratic Party ahead of its primary election on May 28 and 29.
“The reason I am here is to let you know that I have offered myself to run for the office of the President of Nigeria on the platform of the PDP,” he said.
According to Wike, he has shown a proven track record in installing infrastructural development in Rivers state, enough to make the party leadership entrust him with its presidential ticket.
“You know those who have capacity: see what I have done in Rivers. I will replicate that in Nigeria and do even more,” he said.
Wike, one of the influential governors in Nigeria, is already renowned for his upfront countenance to the actions of the APC-led federal government.
“If I get the ticket, I will win the election for PDP,” Wike told chieftains who received him in Jos.
It would be the second time Wike had confidently expressed faith in his ability to dispel APC’s leadership. Wike, announcing his candidacy in March, said he was the candidate who could help PDP seize power from the APC.
Sen. Istifanus Gyang, representative of Plateau North, one of the PDP delegates who received Wike, said Wike had shown courage that was typical of leadership positions.
“And if leadership is about development, you have demonstrated it well,” he said.