River State Governor, Nyesom Wike has revealed that he would withdraw his presidential ambition if his Kano counterpart, Abdullahi Ganduje, was running for president in 2023.
Wike Says He’ll Step Down For Ganduje
Speaking during a courtesy visit to Ganduje in Kano, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant expressed gladness that the Kano governor was not in the race.
Wike appealed to the elite to work for the country’s unity irrespective of party differences, stressing that Nigeria is not about North or South but who has the capacity to defeat APC in 2023.
He said in desperate situations tough and disciplined men are needed to lead the country, adding that he has the wherewithal to champion the course.
The governor said, “There is no gainsaying that the country is not having it right, and there should be a desperate effort to save the nation, and by which I’m out to right the wrongs.
“Nigeria from wherever you choose to look at it, our great country Nigeria is bleeding, and certainly requires the collective efforts to recover its soul.
“If Ganduje is running for the presidency some of us will quickly withdraw our ambitions, but thank God he is not running and I’m sure he will help me to make it.”
On his part, Ganduje said he is particularly impressed by the diversity of Wike’s presidential campaign team, adding that it clearly demonstrated his belief in a united Nigeria.
He said, “Party differences should not make us stupid; our diversity is an advantage, even though we failed to utilise our diversity, each one of us must try in his own bid to change the status quo.”
KanyiDaily recalls that Governor Nyesom Wike had vowed that he won’t leave the PDP even if he fails to win the party’s 2023 presidential ticket.