Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has wondered what good jobs Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has done that presidential aspirants of the All Progressives Congress, APC, are promising to consolidate.
Wike, who is a Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential aspirant, said Nigerians were under the yoke of APC alleged maladministration with intractable insecurity situation that he said had crippled the economy and increased hunger.
Speaking in Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa State on Friday, when he met with Governor Douye Diri at the Government House, Wike said God and Nigerians would forbid such successor to emerge, because the country must be freed from the festering insecurity, hunger, poverty and dwindling economic fortunes of Nigeria and its people.
“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.
“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.”
Governor Wike described himself as the most courageous leader who could lead Nigeria out of its presents woes and had therefore, urged delegates of the PDP in Bayelsa State to support his presidential bid.
The Rivers State governor urged his Bayelsa State counterpart to support his presidential bid because he was contesting on behalf of the two sister states.
Wike said he understood the peculiar problems of the the two states, the Niger Delta region and was in a position to sufficiently address them as president of Nigeria.
In his response, Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, noted that PDP constitution provided for the rotation of the position of presidential candidate between the North and South.
He reiterated that it was expedient that it was enforced within the principle of fairness, justice and fair play.
Diri described his Rivers State counterpart as a homegrown politician who understood the contending issues both in the South-South region, and Nigeria as a whole.
He noted the need for a courageous leader like Wike to reverse the top-bottom administrative modus operandi of APC that he said had plunged Nigeria into dire economic situation.
Diri assured Wike that the people of Bayelsa State would support him to actualise his presidential ambition.