Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has given what he considers a window to resolving the logjam that the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) presidential campaigns have turn into.
In a significant press encounter in Brick Home in Port Harcourt Friday morning, the embattled governor stated his combat was for unity of Nigeria and justice to the south.
He stated PDP ought to thank his sort of individuals and his camp for exhibiting the celebration what to do and win the 2023 presidential election.
Saying celebration primaries have come and gone, he made it clear he has accepted the selection of the delegates, however that his focus now’s to ship his candidates in his state (Governor, Nationwide Meeting members, Rivers State Home of Meeting members).
He stated what’s boiling within the PDP is the difficulty of celebration chairman.
“The PDP structure should be adopted however the leaders are not looking for the folks to know the reality. The founding fathers of the celebration envisaged nationwide steadiness. They didn’t make a mistake in zoning celebration workplaces and federal character,” he stated.
He once more rejected the concept of defection, saying: “We’re nonetheless speaking peace. Its solely when peace fails that we will resolve what subsequent.”
Wike stated the PDP boxed itself into this nook, and solely expediency can save the scenario. “See what the APC did; the governors stated, let energy return to the south, however the PDP didn’t do similar.”
On unity of Nigeria, he stated for the unity of the nation, let zoning keep. “Now we have not reached a stage the place zoning is not any extra essential and the president can come from wherever. The APC has zoned to the south however the PDP didn’t. We misplaced it. So, allow us to a minimum of transfer chairman slot to the south so our folks could have a way of belonging, and you’re saying no manner. We too should stand by our place.”
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He repeated his accusation that in 2014, Goodluck Jonathan gained the celebration primaries, however that Atiku Abubakar and a few individuals walked away to a different celebration. “Jonathan did the whole lot inside his energy to woo them again. He even traced Atiku to London and appealed to him to return again however Atiku shunned him. They rebuffed him.’
He reminded Nigerians that the most important downside of Nigeria was anger of marginalisation by some sections, and that it’s not simply economic system, insecurity. “We should act to make all sections have a way of belonging in a single nation,” he stated.
He additional stated that it was improper for Atiku to hope to win with out Rivers State. “Atiku hoping to win with out Rivers State is humorous. Those that say Muhammadu Buhari gained with out Rivers should know that he gained Lagos and Kano states. Atiku shouldn’t dream to rule Nigeria with Lagos, Kano and Rivers states. These prodding Atiku on this course don’t even win their areas. Rivers State delivered closely to the PDP all the way in which, even with APC having a DG of campaigns from Rivers State, their celebration didn’t get something right here from 1015 to 2019.
“PDP should show to Nigerians that we’re reliable, else, you make Nigerians to be afraid of you. Sure, Nigerians will not be proud of the APC however the PDP shouldn’t take that without any consideration and refuse to woo them and present they are often trusted.”