Breaking: Wike joins 2023 presidential race

Rivers State Governor, Nyesome Wike, has declared his intention to contest for president of Nigeria in the 2023 election.

Mr Wike reportedly disclosed this while visiting his Benue State counterpart, Samuel Ortom, in Government House, Makurdi, on Sunday.

The governor’s declaration is also posted on his Facebook page.

“I will be running for the office of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” Mr Wike said on Facebook, on Sunday.

Mr Wike was quoted by Channels Television to have said that he is the one with the capacity to remove the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from power at the federal level.

“To remove APC from power, I’m the person who can tell them enough is enough. We must take this power and I’m ready to take it for the PDP. God is with us that’s why APC keeps failing every day.

“I’m declaring it for the first time in Benue (State). I’m going to run for election,” he said.

The Commissioner for Information in Rivers State, Paulinus Nsirim, did not respond to calls and text messages seeking comments from him.

Mr Wike’s declaration is coming after several months of speculation about his presidential ambition.

During Mr Wike’s recent feud with Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, the latter accused him of causing trouble in the PDP because of his presidential ambition.


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