Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has spoken about the qualities that the next president must bring forward, saying the nation deserved a president that would have the interest of Nigerians at heart.
The Rivers Governor stated this while speaking at the 22nd National Women’s Conference organized by the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO).
The event, with the theme: “Spring Forth, Stand Out,” was held at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Wike urged Nigerians to queue behind someone with vast experience in governance, who has the capacity to turn around the economy and confront insecurity.
He said: “We are looking for a president that has the capacity and experience in governance, who can put food on the table for everyone and fight insecurity. That’s the person we are looking for; not some people who are talking about ethnicity.”
The Rivers Governor said he would be going back home with lessons of the Lagos’ National Women’s Conference.
Wike stressed that Lagos had set the standards on how to empower women for growth and development, promising to replicate the idea in his State to further empower women in Rivers State.
Reports that the front runners to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 include, Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Obi of the Labour Party and Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party.