Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Sunday confirmed his decision to run for presidency in next year’s election.

Wike declared this when he paid a visit to Benue state, to consult stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state over his ambition to run for the presidency.

The Rivers governor expressed confidence that PDP would win the presidency in the next election.

“If you’re running in an election, power isn’t given for free; it is taken. I have come out and I’m going to take this power from APC back to PDP by the grace of God,” he said.

“God has given us what it takes. That’s why God is making APC to make mistakes everyday and that is how you know that God is with you.

“Let me thank the people of Benue for receiving me to come and talk to them. I am declaring for the first time in Benue state because of my special relationship with them. People are merely not suspecting, but let it be known today that I am announcing it in Benue state because I have a special relationship with this state.

“Today, you can’t talk about security in this country, and you must understand that without security, you can’t talk about governance.

“One first thing that anybody who takes oath of office is sworn to, is that you must protect life and property. If you can’t protect life and property, then you can’t talk about governance. So, that major thing is that our people should be alive.”