Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will easily secure victory in the upcoming gubernatorial elections in Anambra state, as there was no one to stop a united party.
Wike made the comments during the recent ward congress of the party, declaring that the PDP would secure the victory easily if it practiced internal democracy.
He said: “I am the chairman of the ward congress committee, and the governor of Ekiti State, Fayose, who is the chairman of PDP Governors’ Forum, is also a member. PDP looked very well before selecting us to do the job.
“We are not people you can buy with money. Look at my car there, I bought the fuel by myself and came down for the job, and we came with our own kola and drinks too, so we do not need anyone to give us kola or drink to do the job.
“We have resolved that there will be a ward congress, and no one should talk to us about consensus or even entertain fear that we may be bought. We have told the aspirants to go into the field and prove themselves, and if they are popular, they will have nothing to fear about.
“What we need is for the aspirants to come together and support themselves and the party, and whoever wins the ticket, will surely win in Anambra State. Who do you have here in opposition party that is strong that can stop PDP? If we can win in Rivers State, Anambra State is a small case because you don’t have anyone here that can stop PDP,” Wike said.
In his own remarks, Ekiti Governor Ayo Fayose cautioned aspirants not to employ violent tactics in the course of their campaigns, as such tactic would be met by immediate disqualification.