The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has said that his party PDP must do everything to ensure that they return to the Presidential Villa in 2019.
Governor Wike made the call when he received Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, at the state government house in Port Harcourt today March 27th.
Governor Wike urged all PDP members irrespective of their status to ensure that the march to the Presidential Villa is not truncated disunity. He said this while acknowledging the interest of the former Vice President to run for president in 2019. He urged all PDP Presidential Aspirants to contest within acceptable limits as the race is not a do-or-die affair, but a movement to oust a failed APC Federal Government.
“Every Presidential Aspirant must see himself as a member of the larger PDP family. We must do everything to ensure that PDP returns to the Presidential Villa in 2019. Only one aspirant will become a candidate. We will do everything to ensure that the party comes out with a candidate that has a track record to upstage the APC”.
The governor said that he has received Former Jigawa State Governor, Dr Sule Lamido and now Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, noting that other aspirants will be offered the platform to consult with Rivers PDP members.
“God will make sure that the right candidate emerges. When the right candidate emerges, we will team up and remove this bad government. There is no benefit that Rivers State has gotten from this APC Federal Government. All the APC Federal Government is doing is plotting to rig the 2019 elections “, Governor Wike said.
He said that the Former Vice President has the right qualification to fly the PDP flag, noting that he should extend his consultations.