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Wike visits Ikpeazu, says PDP cannot fail to rescue Nigeria

By Obinna Nwaoku, Port Harcourt
03 January 2022   |   4:02 am
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot afford to fail to rescue Nigeria in 2023.

Okezie Ikpeazu

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot afford to fail to rescue Nigeria in 2023.

The governor, who decried the deplorable state of affairs across the country, said the party is encouraged by the inability of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government to provide effective leadership.

Wike made the observation when he led a delegation of some elders and chieftains of the PDP in Rivers State on a New Year’s visit to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State in his country home in Umuobiakwa village on Sunday.

He stressed the need to reverse the current situation by addressing the problem squarely, saying only the PDP is trusted and expected to perform that function.

The governor noted how disheartening it had been for many Nigerians abandoned to marauding abductors and killers, who are largely unchallenged or brought to book by the Federal Government that controls security apparatus.

Wike said current state of Nigeria is not what Nigerians wished to have as a country.

“And this is not the country we wish for ourselves. No reasonable Nigerian will say that he is happy that as he wakes up in the morning, what you hear of is death,” he said.

He said his concern about the appalling situation in the country was the reason he stated in Bauchi over the weekend that God would not forgive the PDP if it failed to rescue the country from poor governance by the APC.

“God will not forgive PDP. PDP has everything it takes to go for it now and make sure we rescue this country.”

Wike explained that he chose the New Year visit to his Abia State colleague because of the quality of friendship they share both on official and personal level.

He described Ikpeazu as a man of character and a faithful ally, who provided support when it matters most and never allowed disgrace to come to him.

Ikpeazu said it was a personal privilege and opportunity to host Wike, whom he described as the flagship of governance in the country.

Wike also spoke of Ikpeazu as a true believer in the Nigeria project and supports everything that will foster development.

He said: “There are people you have a special relationship with. Yes, we are governors, no doubt about it. As governors too, we know how we relate. Ikpeazu is one of those I relate with officially and as a friend.

“You see, in life, money is not everything. Character is important. He is a man of character.”