2023: Gov Wike Urges Governorship Aspirants To Prepare For Governance

…Hints On Presidential Ambition

Rivers State governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has urged likely governorship aspirants for forthcoming 2023 elections in the state to be prepared for governance and be careful with their statements.

The governor who spoke while meeting with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) political stakeholders in the state on Tuesday at Government House, Port-Harcourt said that the aspirants should do soul-searching as they plan to run for governorship.

Governor Wike urged likely aspirants to not just run because of the name attached to governor but be prepared to perform if elected.

He said he was prepared for governance when he contested governorship election in 2015 and had appealed to the aspirants to be prepared if they should contest the governorship election in the state.

Governor Wike also said that he would not anoint anyone as governorship candidate saying that he was hoping that God would help the state for a governorship candidate to emerge through required process.

He said he had no handover note when he became governor of the state after the governorship election in 2015.

Speaking on 2023 general elections, Governor Wike said that Nigerians were waiting for the Peoples Democratic Party to take over the reins of office in the forthcoming election.

He said that members of PDP in the state were assets and not liabilities to PDP at national level assuring that members of the party in the state would support the party with everything they have.

He said PDP members would determine what would happen in the party saying no one would use money to have his way in the party.

He also said that it was the party which would take decision on all issues.

He said if he wants to run for President in next year’s presidential election nobody would stop him.    

Governor Wike said that he would continue to provide projects for the people of the state saying that his administration had brought back Old Government Reservation Area (GRA) to what it used to be.

He said he had performed to an extent that there are projects in each of the 23 Local Government Areas of the state.

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