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Diri, Wike predict victory for PDP in 2023



Diri, Wike predict victory for PDP in 2023

Governor Douye Diri de Bayelsa and his Rivers counterpart, Governor Nyesom Wike, predicted the victory of the opposition People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2023 presidential election.

The two governors spoke on Monday when Wike visited Diri at Government House in Yenagoa.

According to Mr. Diri, only the PDP can rescue Nigeria from insecurity and economic recession.

He said the party had been repositioned so that he could take over the presidency in 2023.

He further said that the PDP had the pedigree to give Nigerians hope and a sense of direction.

“The presidency is a sacred office and we must do everything possible to protect it and ensure that our party achieves victory in the 2023 elections.

“The first thing for our party is our unity. The second is who becomes president.

“We have a capable national president who can bring us back to power in 2023,” said the Governor of Bayelsa.

He commended Mr. Wike for demonstrating strong leadership and governance.

He underscored the need for greater unity among the states of the Niger Delta region to enable them to face their common challenges, in particular environmental pollution and underdevelopment.

“Bayelsa and Rivers are sister states historically and culturally and if anyone is trying to divide us, we must go against them.

“I call on the leaders of Ijaw to come together and amicably resolve any issues we may have.

“Within a family, we will always have problems, but that should not eliminate our brotherhood,” Diri said.

In addition, he praised Mr. Wike for his role in ensuring that the PDP was repositioned, and described him as a man committed to the party.

In a comment, Mr. ike expressed his confidence that the PDP would produce the next Nigerian president.

He stressed the need for unity of purpose between Bayelsa, Rivers and the PDP, saying that success would elude the party if the members did not form a united front.

He praised Mr. Diri for his development efforts and commitment to the party and urged the people of the state to continue to support him.

“Today I came to let everyone know that Douye Diri is one of the governors that I can tell you that he has shown commitment even though he is new.

“He believes in developing his state.

“I have also come to tell you that everyone must work together so that the PPD is united because without a party there can be no presidential candidate.

“Let’s all unite. Nigerians are waiting for the PDP and we cannot afford to miss this opportunity. As governors, we must work together.

“Anyone can be a presidential candidate, but if we are not united it cannot be possible,” said Wike.

Wike was accompanied on the visit by a high-level delegation that included a former Rivers governor, Chief Celestine Omehia.

Also attending the meeting were two former House Vice Presidents, Austin Opara and Prince Chibudom Nwuche, as well as a former Transport Minister, Chief Abiye Sekibo.


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