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Give me PDP ticket, I’ll win presidential election, Wike lobbies Imo delegates

By Ann Godwin, Port Harcourt
13 April 2022   |   4:01 am
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has again stated that if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gives him the mandate of the party, he would win the presidential election next year.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has again stated that if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gives him the mandate of the party, he would win the presidential election next year.

Wike gave the assurance when he met with Imo State PDP delegates at the party secretariat in Owerri, yesterday, as part of his ongoing consultation ahead party’s presidential primary next month.

He said the nation required a president that would solve leadership problem in Nigeria, which, according to him, has stunted economic growth.

“You require somebody who can galvanise, coordinate those resources and it takes leadership. If you give me the mandate of the party, I know I will win the election in 2023,” he added.

The governor, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, said he had clarity of purpose and capacity to galvanise, coordinate abundant human talents, expertise and resources in steering the county to greatness.

He said: “Each time, our party members will say but for Wike, the party would have died. Now the same person has come out. That Wike, who has stood for this party; that Wike, who has made this party not to die; that Wike, who has made this party to be alive has come out to say I want to lead this party.

“Nigeria is full of talents. Nigeria is full of people who are intelligent. What is the problem of this country today is leadership.”

Former Gombe State governor, Dr. Ibrahim Dankwambo, who attended the event, urged Imo State PDP leaders and delegates to support Wike’s presidential aspiration because he is competent, fearless and, above all, kind-hearted.

Earlier, Imo State PDP chairman, Charles Ugwuh, said Nigeria was in search of a great leader like Wike at this critical juncture.

He commended Wike for offering himself to rescue and rebuild Nigeria.