Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike says it is time for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wrest power away from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Wike said the party must come up with a strategy and thrown in everything to ensure it reclaims power from the APC in 2019.
The governor said this on Sunday after a closed-door meeting with the party’s presidential flagbearer, Atiku Abubakar.
He also called on the party’s chieftains and faithful to rally round the flagbearer ahead of the 2019 general elections.
“All PDP people are happy. We are one family, you may support aspirant A or aspirant B but once somebody has emerged, you owe it a duty to make sure that your party returns to power.
“So, we are doing everything we can to make sure that we don’t give any gap for APC. They have failed Nigerians and we will do everything to take over in 2019,” he said.
Atiku beat 11 other aspirants to clinch the PDP ticket after the party’s national convention in Port Harcourt Saturday.
The former vice-president promised to proffer challenges to the country’s many problems during his acceptance speech.