Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike has joined the race for the 2023 presidency under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Wike in Makurdi, Benue state told PDP stakeholders gathering on Sunday that he wants to be Nigeria’s next President to tackle unabated insecurity and engender rule of law.
“It is obvious I am going to run for the presidency of this country. I am declaring for the first time in Benue state because of my special relationship with them. People are not suspecting, but let it be known today that I am announcing it in Benue because I have a special relationship with this state”, the Rivers state governor declared.
He stated that under his presidency, Service Chiefs and heads of security agencies would be availed requisite equipment and incentives to discharge their constitutional obligations with defined timelines to tackle lingering insecurity with no room for excuses.
“Today, you can’t talk about security in this country and you understand that without security you can’t talk about governance. One first thing anybody who takes an oath of office swears to is that you must protect life and property.
“If you can’t protect life and property then you can’t talk about governance. So the major thing is that our people should be alive”, he asserted.