Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has stated that his contender, Peter Obi cannot win 2023 presidency therefore, votes should not be cast in his favour.
Mr Wike made the statement in Anambra while meeting with party stakeholders in the state in a bid to paint himself best suited for PDP ticket.
“Anambra will be protected but if you go and waste that vote…it’s a waste when he (referring to Mr Obi) won’t win. But you know he won’t win. Are you not aware?” Mr Wike queried the audience as shouts of “I’m aware” filled the meeting venue.
“We should tell ourselves the simple truth. I know where he would win, but this one, Mba! Mba! It’s not available at all,” he continued.
Mr Obi governed Anambra state between 2007 to 2014, setting up the state on the path of economic prosperity and strict financial accountability. Many of his admirers believe he can replicate the same if given power at the centre.
Mr Wike further stressed that the 2023 general election was significant for the PDP as a loss could permanently put the opposition party into oblivion.
“If we don’t win this election in 2023 we can as well forget PDP. No sentiments. Of all the aspirants, who can withstand the APC in this election? It is me!” Mr Wike said with an air of confidence.