Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has told the National Working Committee of the People’s Democratic Party to return the favour ahead the 2023 presidential elections.
The PDP presidential aspirants said he worked assiduously towards the emergence of the NWC, hence, it was time for the Committee to payback the sacrifice.
Wike said he was the best candidate to wrestle power from the ruling All Progressive Congress, saying he was prepared in all areas for battle.
He stated this
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“The household name now is Wike, so don’t make a mistake and lose Wike. Because if you lose Wike, you have lost the election. It is not our prayer that we should lose the election.
“It is important I take this opportunity and let you know that I am prepared. Psychologically, mentally and in all aspects I am very much prepared.
“So let us not waste time. Go and tell our people that you have seen the right person and the right person is Wike. It is important you do the campaign for me, that was how I did it for you too.
“When I was fighting the former NWC, some of you were supporting them. Now all of you are here. One good turn deserves another. So you people should also payback. Because you didn’t go to campaign, but now are seated here. So payback.
He advised the NWC to conduct a free and fair elections, adding that candidates with the party at heart whether they win or lose should be considered.
“But please do us the favor of conducting a free and fair election, that will be an advantage for us to win in 2023.”
“But again, Nigerians are waiting. Who are we going to present? What is the track record of that person? What is your track record? Not those who you give tickets to, tomorrow they fail, you won’t see them at the party again. And when you don’t give them the ticket, they will also leave the party, no that is not the way it should be.
“So I believe I am a thorough party person. And should be encouraged to lead the party. It’s very, very important. And I want to too, I know the modus operandi of APC, I can withstand the APC, I can withstand the Federal Government, just give me the ticket,” he said.