Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike has stated that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) can not afford to fail in 2023 because Nigerians are relying on the party to “rescue the country”.
This was contained in a statement released on Sunday by Nyesom Wike when he led a delegation of some chieftains of the party to pay a visit to Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia governor, in the latter’s country home in Umuobiakwa village.
According to a statement by Kelvin Ebiri, Wike’s spokesman, the governor said it is “disheartening” for Nigerians to be left to their fate in the hands of “marauding abductors and killers, who are largely unchallenged or brought to book by the federal government that controls the security apparatus”.
He said what has become of Nigeria is not what many citizens wish to have as a country, adding that there is the need to reverse the current situation and only the PDP can be trusted to “rescue the country”.
“This is not the country we wish 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.
“God will not forgive PDP. PDP has everything it takes to go for it now and make sure we rescue this country.”
Wike also said he chose the new year visit to Ikpeazu because of the quality of friendship they share.
He described Ikpeazu as a man of character, and a faithful ally who had provided support when it mattered most.
“There are people you have 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 personal friend,” he said.
“You see, in life, money is not everything. Character is important. He is a man of character.”