A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olusegun Mimiko, has explained that the party needs Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State for its rescue mission in the 2023 general elections.
The Former Governor of Ondo State stated this while speaking on Wednesday at the flag-off ceremony for the construction of the Azikiwe -Iloabuchi Road in Mile 2 Diobu in Port Harcourt.
He said the Rivers state helmsman has laboured so much for the PDP and will play a major role for the party come 2023.
According to Mimiko: “Your Excellency, our party, the PDP, a party for which you have laboured so much, seems saddled with the historical duty of forging this unity, a unity premised on truth, equity, and justice, a unity upon which rescuing Nigeria from the far from the satisfactory performance of the past seven years will be built.”
“It’s a mission that must be accomplished. A mission for which you’re specially positioned and favoured to play a major role. A mission that must be subscribed to by all lovers of our country.”
He further said, “Beyond the self-evident physical transformation, you (Wike) have stood as a bulwark against those sworn to emasculate the main opposition party, all in their bid to force a one-party State down the throats of Nigerians.
“You were at one point virtually a one-man countervailing force, defending and protecting our dear PDP. You’ve also, through bold legal challenges, deepened the national consciousness on the defects in the running of our defective federal system.”