The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has been called on by Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers to support his presidential ambition because he is the best man to wrestle power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Wike stated this on Sunday in Makurdi when he visited Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue State.
Wike said that he was making his intention to contest the presidency known for the first time in Benue.
“To remove APC from power, I am the person who can tell them `enough is enough`.
“We must take this power and I am ready to take it for PDP and I know that God is with us that is why APC keeps failing every day.”
“I call on stakeholders to give me their mandate and not to sell their votes because I have the capacity to face this APC government,” Wike said.
He lamented that some founding fathers of the PDP ran away from the party and still wanted to be recognised, emphasizing that by the time they ran away they sold their shares as founding fathers.
“They can no longer retain their position of founding fathers.
“I stood and worked for this party since 1998. I have nowhere to run to and that is why anything that happens to this party I take it personally.
“Some people want to use Nigeria to buy back their personal business. They talk about private sector – let them mention the private business that had survived. Is it banks that your father had? Everybody is an employer of labor even in my house I have 50 people who feed from me. They should stop deceiving us.
“I have performed as a governor and can carry my shoulders high anywhere. I have the capacity to face this evil government, give me the mandate. I will speak the truth to power and nothing but the truth. I have the capacity to move this country forward.” Earlier, Governor Samuel Ortom who hosted Wike prayed that God will grant him his desire to rule the country.