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Group drums support for Wike’s presidential ambition

By Michael Egbejule, Benin City
23 April 2022   |   4:02 am
A group, Wike Volunteer Network, yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that a youthful aspirant in the person of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State succeeds him in 2023.

Wike. Photo/ facebook/GovernorNyesomEzenwoWikeCON

A group, Wike Volunteer Network, yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that a youthful aspirant in the person of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State succeeds him in 2023.

The group made its position known in a statement made available to newsmen in Benin City, Edo State.

The statement signed by its Coordinator General, Solomon Okoduwa, urged Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) delegates to nominate Wike and endorse him to fly the party’s flag in the presidential election.

Okoduwa said: “It is very clear that the APC-led government has failed Nigerians and has betrayed the youth.

“Buhari’s policies over the years made lives of Nigerians, especially the youth, very difficult. The prices of foodstuffs have skyrocketed; education is down as the government has not been able to find lasting solutions to the lingering crisis between ASUU and the Federal Government.

“The Nigeria transport system both the roads, rail and air have gone up beyond the reach of the ordinary people. Diesel, fuel and cooking gas are now beyond the reach of Nigerians.

“Look at insecurity, nowhere is safe in our country, and the man we thought was a General with military experience became helpless in governance,” he stated.

Okoduwa said the country needs a focused, energetic, pragmatic and courageous leader irrespective of political affiliation that will take it out of the myriads of challenges bedeviling it.

He added: “Wike Volunteer Network, a coalition, has set up modalities to mobilise, galvanise and support the most qualified man in the race which is His Excellency Governor Nyesom Wike, aka ‘Mr Project’.

“The man who has transformed Rivers State beyond human comprehension; a dogged and fearless leader whose developmental strides speak volumes. We as a group will not relent until we achieve this aim,” Okoduwa concluded.