2023: PDP group urges Governor Wike to declare for Presidency

The Cross River State PDP Renaissance Movement has called on Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State to declare for the 2023 Presidency on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the overall interest of Nigeria.

The group stated this on Tuesday in Calabar in a Communique signed by Mr Gabriel Oji and ten others after a meeting to review the last National Convention of the party in Abuja.

They said this was against “the background of the clarion call and passionate expectation of Nigerians for good and enduring Leadership; having been dissatisfied with the cluless leadership provided by the APC in the last six years.

According to Oji, the group resolved amongst other issues to call on the leadership of the PDP to present someone with character and content as flag bearer for the party’s Presidential ticket in 2023 in order to further strengthen the faith of the people in the Nigerian polity.

“We also commend the leadership of the Party, especially the PDP Governors’ Forum, for the conduct of a asuccessful, peaceful and ranchor-free National Convention.

“We, therefore, urge the leadership to consolidate on the gains of the consensus building process, recorded at the convention, to narrow down interests as we approach 2023 elections, ” the group said.

Oji added that the group had noted the sterling leadership qualities and developmental strides of the Rivers State Governor.

“And after a careful prognosis of the political situation in the country, characterised by high level insecurity across board, rising banditry, the proliferation of secessionist groups currently threatening the very fabric of our National Unity, we hereby calls on His Excellency, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike to declare for the 2023 Presidential election in order to salvage Nigeria as clearly demonstrated in his outing as Governor of Rivers State. ”

It described Wike as “a nationalist” who truly believes in the unity and indissolubility of Nigeria and has “clearly demonstrated this in his uncompromising stance against separatist agitations and his liberal posture as demonstrated during the Sokoto fire inferno, ” the group stated.

The Cross River Renaissance movement further said it noted the ingenuity in social engineering exhibited by the governor in handling the security situation in the Niger-Delta, which has brought about lasting peace in the region.

“We consider this trait as a major panacea required in resolving the current security challenges plaguing the country.

“At a time when truth is lacking in our polity; at a time when the current failed APC government is intimidating every opposing voice in the country through the use of state machineries, Nyesom Wike has remained very bold and courageous in confronting issues of national concerns and has proven to be psychologically, spiritually and politically stable to lead the country.

“He has remained a man of justice, equity and fair play, who fights for the weak, the poor, the voiceless and protects the interest of the youth and women, ” the group stated.

They noted that Nigeria was in dire need of a leader with the needed competence to drive a clear prosperity agenda for the people that is hinged on fiscal federalism and return the country to it’s days of glory.


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