I am the only one who can champion Igbo interests – Wike


Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said he is the most capable person to protect and defend the interests of Igbo.

Wike, who is a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, stated this when he met with the leaders and delegates of the party at Abia State Government House, in Umuahia on Friday to solicit their support ahead of the party’s presidential primary.

Wike said he would address social injustice and other forms of unfair treatment that people suffer in the country, insisting that the restructuring of the country.

He added that he was determined to be the first to start the process to strengthen the sense of belonging among the people.

He said: “I say so with all amount of seriousness and I challenge anybody who is from the Southern part of Nigeria; who is from South-South, who is from South-East to say so boldly too. Check all of us, look and determine who can even defend the interest of Ndi Igbo better than me?

“I mean who has the mind? Who has the courage? I have the mind and I have the courage. I will make sure the injustice in this country is being solved.

“Ask them, when they were in power, what did they do? How many of them have spoken out? Look, don’t waste your votes on such people.”

Wike observed that things had fallen apart in the country because leaders in the All Progressives (APC), who controlled the Federal Government lacked such capacity.

The governor said he was prepared to effectively and productively take drastic decisions and do so courageously in order to promote national good.

On his part, Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, who had earlier hosted Wike on a courtesy visit, said they found in Wike a leader, who was consistent, with a character and trustworthy.