Governor Wike Says, Current PDP leadership can’t win 2023 Election
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said the present National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot lead the party to victory in the 2023 general elections and called for a replacement of the leadership.
Speaking in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, Governor Wike maintained that the internal misunderstanding recently witnessed in the party was following the failure of the NWC to carryout its responsibility as an opposition political party effectively.
He however insisted that the PDP remains the only credible alternative party that Nigerians are expecting to take over power in 2023, given the poor performance of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC).
“If you go to the public and ask Nigerians if PDP is ready to take over power in 2023, if you take referendum, you will know that Nigerians are even waiting for PDP. But the fear of Nigerians is whether PDP is ready to take over power. So, people are concerned about it. Obviously, it is ripe for PDP to take over, but you must be prepared to take over,” Wike said in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri.
Wike, therefore, said anyone who loved the PDP and meant well for the party would adhere to the resolutions reached after the intervention of the governors, Board of Trustees and elders to douse brewing crisis in the party.
The governor dismissed insinuation that he was nursing a presidential ambition, hence his opposition to the current NWC, adding that his primary preoccupation was to see how the PDP could be better positioned to win the 2023 general election.