Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has express his abhorrence for government led by cabal, saying that leadership should not be about secret alliances that alienate the citizenry from the government.
Governor Wike said this at the stakeholders’ meeting of the Edo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to discuss with them about his presidential ambition.
Recall that Wike had, on March 27, announced his intention to contest the presidency in the 2023 general election.
“If you are running in an election, power is not given for free; it is taken. I have come out and I am going to take this power from APC back to PDP by the grace of God,” he had said, adding that there is a need to change the narrative on “the disconnect’’ between government and party members.
“Leadership should not be a cabal thing,’’ he told NAN
Wike added that he has what it takes to win the presidency if given the party’s ticket.
“We must have a candidate who listens to the grassroots. I have the capacity to face the All Progressives Congress in 2023,” he said.
“Give me the ticket and have your confidence that we will take over power in May 2023. Don’t allow anybody to disabuse your mind from voting for Wike. We cannot continue to give excuses on why we are losing elections.”
The governor also paid a visit to Ewuare II, the Oba of Benin, where he spoke to the traditional ruler on his ambition.