Mr Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State and a presidential candidate in 2023, has stated that he will remain in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) even if he does not get the presidential ticket.
Wike made the remarks while speaking to members of the PDP’s Niger State chapter at the party’s secretariat in Minna on Saturday.
The Governor stated that a consensus candidate is acceptable provided it is founded on equality, justice, and fairness.
He said that he is the only contender capable of beating the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the 2023 presidential election while seeking stakeholders’ support.
“I am here today to tell you that I have made myself available to run for the seat of the president of this country under our party, PDP, I have been a member of the PDP since 1988, I have never left the party and I will never leave.
“I can become the president if I get the mandate of delegates to make me the flag bearer. The country needs someone will who sees white and call it white and black and call it black and that person is me,” he said.
He promised to address the security challenges in the country, alleging that the present administration had not adequately protected lives and property.
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