RIVERS State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that only the Peoples Democratic Party can salvage Nigeria from its current challenges.
Wike also declared that all Nigerians, irrespective of political affiliation, must rise up to sack the All Progressives Congress government at the federal level, describing the ruling party as the most inefficient Federal Government since the country gained independence.
The governor spoke with newsmen shortly after a thank-you visit by the PDP presidential candidate and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar at the Rivers State Government House in Port Harcourt on Sunday evening.
Wike said all PDP leaders and well-meaning Nigerians had a duty to form a united front to sack the failed APC Federal Government.
He said though different party leaders supported different aspirants, with the emergence of Atiku as the party’s presidential candidate, all hands must be on deck for the good of the country.
“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,” the governor said.
He said the successful hosting of the PDP National Convention in Port Harcourt had again shown that Port Harcourt remained a peaceful location for national events.
In his remarks, the PDP presidential candidate said the entire country must work towards ending the reign of the APC Federal Government in 2019.
Describing the current government in the country as a failure, Atiku added, “The entire country needs a new government. Definitely, we don’t need APC to return to power in 2019.”