Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, while addressing journalists on Sunday at the Rivers State Government House, following a thank-you visit by Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the winner of the PDP Presidential Election, said that only the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) can salvage Nigeria from its current challenges.
Wike further urged Nigerians, irrespective of their political affiliation, to rise up against the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the federal level, saying that the APC-led Federal Government is the most inefficient government since the country gained independence.
The governor noted that all PDP leaders and well-meaning Nigerians had a duty to form a united front to sack the failed APC federal government.
“We have no party that will salvage the country other than the PDP. A candidate has emerged and we owe it a duty to see that the party takes over from the most inefficient and ineffective party in control of the FG.
“We are one family. You may support aspirant A or B, but once a candidate emerges, you owe it a duty to make sure your party returns to power.
“We are doing everything we can to ensure that we don’t give the APC any gap. They have failed Nigerians and we will take over in 2019,” Wike said.
In his remarks, Atiku said that the entire country must work towards ending the reign of the failed APC government in 2019, adding that “the entire country needs a new government. Definitely, we don’t need APC to return to power in 2019.”