Governor of Rivers State and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential aspirant, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has vowed to bring down the level of insecurity bedeviling the country if elected as President in 2023.
Wike gave the assurance while curry favour with delegates of PDP in Taraba State when he met with them in Jalingo on Thursday.
According to him, one problem the PDP government under his administration if elected must solve, is the current security challenges the country is faced with, noting that otherwise there is no way the nation’s economy can grow.
“When bandits hear my name they will run because I will take the war to them. I will be the Commander-in-Chief in action.
“I will be commanding in projects, in security, in agriculture and the economy together with the armed forces. I will be commanding every aspect of life that will make Nigerians happy. This is because I can solve the problems of the country.”
According to him, Nigeria needs a forthright leader, who can speak the truth always, and competently be the Commander-in-Chief who goes to the field where Nigerians can relate to their daily experiences.
Similarly, the Taraba State governor, Darius Ishaku harped on the need for the creation of state police.
He lamented the state of insecurity in Nigeria and expressed optimism that if the PDP returns to power in 2023, the party would restore the lost glory of the country.
“He (Wike) speaks the truth, he fears nobody, and he is a workaholic. You have seen how he has turned Rivers State into a working site. We welcome him. We know what he has said, if God permits he will do it.
“Nigeria is yearning for leadership. He has said it, hunger doesn’t know east, south, or west. Kidnapping doesn’t know south, east, or west. Security is security. If there is no security there is no economy. If there is no economy, the country is not existing.”
On his part, former Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo described Governor Wike as a faithful party man with the requisite experience to lead Nigeria.
“He is a true party man. Wike joined the party in 1998 and he is still in the party. He has never left even when the going was tough. When great people ran away, Wike stayed. He did not only stay because he did not have anywhere to go, he contributed to building the party, making the party stable, and ensuring that the party continue as a growing concern.”
“I have been to Rivers State while I was governor, and have also been to Rivers State while I left as a governor. This is a man that has performed extremely very well. In education, health, social interaction of people, and most importantly security. In the area of security which is our major problem in Nigeria today, Wike has stabilized the Niger Delta today, particularly his state of Rivers.
Reporting by Sani Sulaiman, editing by Daniel Adejo.