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Nigerians waiting for PDP to take over, says Wike

Nigerians are waiting for the Peoples Democratic Party to take over the reins of power in 2023, Governor Nyesom Wike claims during his visit to Bayelsa.

“Let us all unite. Nigerians are waiting for PDP and we cannot afford to miss this opportunity. As governors, we must work together. Anybody can be a presidential candidate but if we are not united it cannot be possible,” Mr Wike told his host, Governor Douye Diri, and other PDP members on Monday.

Mr Wike expressed confidence that PDP would produce the next president of Nigeria, just as he emphasised the need for unity of purpose between Bayelsa, Rivers, and PDP, saying that success would elude the party if members failed to form a united front.

He lauded Mr Diri for his developmental efforts and commitment to the party and urged the people of the state to continue to support him.

“Today, I came to let everybody know that Douye Diri is one of the governors I can tell you have shown commitment even though he is new. I have also come to tell him that everybody must work together to make PDP united because without a party there cannot be a presidential candidate,” noted the Rivers governor.

Mr Diri was also reported to have asserted that only the PDP could rescue Nigeria from ravaging insecurity and economic woes. The Bayelsa governor this while he received his Rivers counterpart, at the Government House in Yenagoa.

Mr Diri further explained that PDP had been repositioned to be able to clinch the presidency in 2023, adding that the major opposition party had the pedigree to give Nigerians hope and a sense of direction.

“The presidency is one sacred office and we must do everything to protect it and ensure that our party clinches victory in the 2023 polls,” Mr Diri stressed.

(NAN)

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