The governor of Rivers state has said that, if Bala Mohammed, emerged the candidate of the party, Peoples Democratic Party stands a chance of winning the presidential election in 2023. Wike complained about the insecurity and numerous challenges in the country and encouraged the People Democratic Party to step u ignorer to gain power in 2023 to redeem our nation Nigeria.
This was said in Bauchi while addressing a journalists during a visit to Bauchi State on Saturday, Wike said that “God would not forgive the PDP, if it failed to heed the yearnings of Nigerians to return to power”.
The governor also said that, “One of my resolutions for the year 2022 is to make sure that Nigeria is better than what it was last year. It is also to make sure that the PDP is united because if the PDP makes the mistake of not listening to Nigerians, it will be very difficult for God to forgive the PDP.
“This is an opportunity to save Nigeria. We Christians know that when the Israelites were in problems, God had to bring Moses to lead them. Nigeria is in serious problems now and it is the PDP that will lead Nigeria out of these problems. So, we must take that responsibility. I’ll prefer that if God makes it that the ticket falls on him (Bala Mohammed), it means our chances are very, very bright.
“This insecurity, this is not the kind of Nigeria we want, it is not the Nigeria where every day you wake up in the morning, the newspaper says, ‘40 people have been killed…’ These deaths are caused by the inability of the so-called government to protect us.”
The governor of Rivers state described Bala as a competent and qualified candidate for the position of the President of Nigeria. He stated that the achievements of the Bauchi State governor in over two years in office showed that he could rule the country effectively.
Wike said, “My brother, Bala, has gathered a lot of experiences. He was a director in the ministry; he became a Senator, then a minister and now a governor. And with these alone, he is qualified to be president. Then, you’ll also look at what he is doing in Bauchi; look at his pedigree, as a first time governor. I was here to flag off projects, many of my colleagues were also here to do the same, how many first time governors do you see doing that?
“So, the call for him to become President is not misplaced at all. Bala is someone who is qualified to run for President of this country. He is overqualified. In any ramification you want to look at it from, his relationship with people is second to none, so people calling on him to run for President have seen the qualities in him.”
As a response to Wike, governor Bala described the governor to be tough and one leader he admires
“Wike is always full of pleasant surprises and today’s visit has exhilarated a feeling in me that I have more than a brother in the Rivers State governor. I have always looked up to him. He is a leader not because he is a governor or because he has money, but the stuff he’s made up of.”