2023: If PDP Zones Its Presidential Ticket To North, I Will Back Out — Wike
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers has said that if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) zones its presidential ticket to the north, he will abandon his bid for the presidency.
In an interview with Channels TV journalists on Monday, Governor Wike stated that he is willing and ready to accept whatever choice the opposition party takes in the presidential election in 2023.
What is most essential, according to the Rivers governor, is the party’ s good. He went on to say that because he is such a lovely and honest man, every scenario does not have to favor him.
” I am a very sincere person. There is nothing that can make me, because of power, violate simple agreement— whether it is written or unwritten; that makes you a gentleman.
” Just as I am today, if the party says they are zoning it to the north, I have no problem. ”
According to a source which monitored the interview, he stated that this mindset has kept him in the party since 1998, adding that the PDP has given him everything and that as a result, he will defect to another platform because of a single choice that is not in his favor.
According to reports, he said:
” For me, that is why I have never left this party since 1998. Every decision must not be good for you. What is important as a party person is I believe in the party.
” The party has given me everything. I won’ t because of the decision to leave the party. I won’ t do that.
” It is your belief in the party. I have no other place; I have no other party to go to. I cannot leave my party. ”
Wike declares for the presidency, sending a powerful message to the APC
Meanwhile, Wike has the potential to lead the PDP to victory in the presidential election of 2023.
On Sunday, Wike announced during a consultative meeting with stakeholders from the PDP’ s Benue chapter at Government House in Makurdi.
The governor, who informed stakeholders of his desire to run for president, appealed for votes from Benue PDP delegates at the party’ s upcoming national delegates conference, while emphasizing the importance of zoning.