Nyesom Wike, the current Governor of Rivers State has said he is totally set for the workload that comes with being the president of Nigeria because he has what it takes to handle lingering problems of insecurity and poverty.
Governor Wike maintained Nigerians can no longer resign to fate, suffer the pains of a harsh economy, and wanton killings under the watch of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government.
He made these remarks when a group, the Northern Progressives Elements, and Friends of Wike, in Abuja, presented the purchased expression of interest and nomination forms to him, yesterday, to contest the 2023 presidential election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The governor said it was time to save the country from the intractable lies of the APC-led Federal Government that is completely bereft of governance.
Governor Wike emphasized that both Nigerians and the PDP do not need persons that will chicken out when intimidated by the APC in the build-up to the 2023 general election.
“They have tried it with me. They know that they can never succeed. They did it in Rivers State, we said no, it will never work. And it didn’t work. If you give us the ticket, go home and sleep,” he said.
Governor Wike pointed to how the APC has failed woefully on a continuous basis in addressing the economic concerns of Nigerians.
According to him, the Central Bank of Nigeria boasts of how much it is spending to boost agriculture without visible impact and availability of food.
“Where is the food? Because if you have invested in agriculture, we should be seeing the result. Instead of people eating, people are dying every day. Who are they deceiving?
We took an oath of office to protect life and property. If we cannot protect life and property, there is no governance. You’re talking about food; agriculture.
How can you talk about agriculture when people cannot go to farm. How can you talk of improving the economy when investors have lost confidence in the country.”
The Rivers State governor said God has given him wisdom, good health and it was time to utilize them to wrest power from the APC and tackle the numerous challenges facing the country.
“But it is a task that is surmountable with commitment and passion. By the special grace of God, with your support, we shall surmount the problems facing Nigeria.