Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has knocked 2023 presidential aspirants under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who have been claiming they want to continue what President Muhammadu Buhari started.
According to Wike, there is nothing good that the Buhari administration has achieved since taking over power in 2015 that is worth a continuation.
He argued that insecurity, crippled economy and increased hunger have been the hallmark of the current administration and Nigerians don’t want such to continue.
The Rivers State Governor made the submission during an interactive session with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) delegates in Bayelsa State as a part of his consultations towards emerging the party’s presidential candidate.
A statement made available by the Governor’s media aide, Kelvin Ebiri quoted the Governor to have further told the people of Bayelsa State to see him as their son.
Wike recalled that he never deserted former President Goodluck Jonathan but remained loyal to him when several politicians turned against him.
He added that he has never forsaken the PDP as well unlike some others who have dumped the party when things didn’t go in their favour.
“It is most unfortunate when I hear people declaring (intention to be president) under APC and saying they want to continue the good job of Mr President. The good job of people dying everyday, the good job of Naira falling everyday,” Wike said.
“I feel so ashamed that we have gotten to the level of sycophancy where people will come and say I want to continue the good job of Buhari. What is the good job of Buhari? Of hunger, poverty, insecurity, economy falling?
“I can’t believe that somebody will come out in today’s Nigeria and say I want to continue where Mr Buhari has stopped. May God never allow that evil to continue.”
Wike said he is a capable candidate that can solve the problems and challenges facing Nigeria, boasting that bandits and other criminals will flee when they hear his name.
The meeting was attended by the Bayelsa State Governor, Duoye Diri who described Wike as one who understands the challenges facing the region and Nigeria as a whole and has the capability to solve them.