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I will be a courageous, selfless leader if elected – Wike



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Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers and presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says he is the most courageous and selfless leader to tackle Nigeria’s problems.

Wike stated this on Monday in Akure, when he visited the PDP Secretariat to woo delegates ahead of the party’s primary election scheduled for May 28 and May 29.

He said the delegates knew he had the best chance to win the election for the party.

Wike said Nigeria needed a courageous and selfless leader to end insecurity and stop all the killings in the land.

He added that he would not be happy with the party leaders if he got only got 80 per cent of the delegate’s votes and not all the votes from the state.

“I am here to make myself available to you. I want to run for the office of the president. Not that I only want to run, I want to win this election for the PDP.

“Many of us know what it takes to win election. If you look at all the aspirants, you will see that I have the chances of winning the election for the PDP.

“You need a courageous leader; you need a fearless leader; you need a leader who can stand and say white is white and black is black; a leader who can say insecurity is enough in this country.

“Nigeria has never been divided like this since this country was created. You require somebody that will say no more to this insecurity and I am the one that has the capacity to stop it.

“Let nobody come here to deceive you. They’d say they have been running businesses; they’d say they worked in an oil company; all those things don’t work in governance. Personal business is different from running government,’’ he said.

Wike added that he had been tested and everybody knew he spoke his mind any day and at any time, urging the delegates not to sell their votes.

Appreciating Wike, party chairman, Eyitayo Jegede noted that in the 2020 election, Wike stood by the state effectively and was sure of his abilities as he had inaugurated many projects in Rivers.

Former governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko said many aspirants had been to Ondo State to talk to the delegates, but Wike stood out.


He noted that 2023 was all about the collective destiny of Nigerians and urged Nigerians not to joke with it.

Also present at the event was the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde.

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