Politics

2023: Wike declares for presidency, lists agenda

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared his interest to contest for the 2023 presidency under the platform of the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He made his intention known during a PDP stakeholders’ gathering on Sunday in Makurdi, capital of Benue state.

Governor Wike also listed his agenda while lamenting the state of the nation’s security.

Speaking, he said; “It is obvious I am going to run for the presidency of this country. I am declaring for the first time in Benue state because of my special relationship with them. People are not suspecting, but let it be known today that I am announcing it in Benue because I have a special relationship with this state”, the Rivers state governor declared”.

He vowed that under his presidency, Service Chiefs and heads of security agencies would be availed requisite equipment and incentives to discharge their constitutional obligations with defined timelines to tackle lingering insecurity with no room for excuses.

“Today, you can’t talk about security in this country and you understand that without security you can’t talk about governance. One first thing anybody who takes oath of office swears to is that you must protect life and property.

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“If you can’t protect life and property then you can’t talk about governance. So the major thing is that our people should be alive”, he asserted.

Tackling other aspirants in the party, Wike said; “Those who want to be president now were the problems of the party in 2015.

“They ran away when the party needed them most. But I have stood and worked for this party. I have nowhere to run to because I take it personal that the party should not die. I challenge anyone in a debate what they did for PDP.”

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