A group under the aegis of Grassroot Development Initiative (GDI), South-East zone, has expressed support for Barr. Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, to become the next president of the country.

The group called Wike the best presidential material in 2023 prevailing on the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), to commence a process of adopting him as the sole candidate of the party.

The group in a statement signed by its SouthEast Coordinator; Chief Dr. Sam Anya, said at this point, only a result orientated leader like Governor Wike can stabilise the nation for growth and development.

“Governor Wike’s achievements, patriotism and credibility demonstrates the settled resolve of Nigerians to support him succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

“It is on record that Governor Wike as a Minister of State for Education initiated the Almajiri Education Programme,
Special Schools for Girls,
Special Vocational Schools for South-South/South East,
Free Textbooks distribution,
Construction of Electronic Libraries in Federal Unity Colleges,
Phased Rehabilitation of Federal Unity Colleges,
Training of basic education teachers,
3trillion intervention for public universities,
Construction of micro-laboratories in Federal Colleges of Education,
Equipping of workshops of Federal Science and Technical Colleges,
Establishment of four new Federal Polytechnics. In Rivers State, his achievements are there for all to see.
All these dividends of democracy clearly indicate that he is an achiever.

According to Anya, who is also the Abia State Coordinator of the group, “Wike is a Nationalist who truly believes in the peace, unity and progress of Nigeria and has clearly demonstrated this in his uncompromising stance against separatist agitations and His liberal posture as demonstrated during the sokoto fire inferno.

“We are totally convinced that what Nigeria needs right now is a courageous and vibrant leader who is capable of managing a complex nation like Nigeria. That resourceful manager is governor Wike; he has proven his capacity and dexterity on numerous occasions.

“He is a result-oriented leader with a proven track record that can sustain and consolidate the gains recorded by the nation.

“Wike is the best bet for the PDP in 2023. He is a presidential material with experience as a lawyer, council chairman, former minister and governor,” the group said.