The Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, has insisted he will remain in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), even if he fails to clinch the presidential ticket for next year’s election.

Wike stated this on Saturday, while addressing stakeholders of the Niger State chapter of the PDP at the party secretariat in Minna.

According to him, there was nothing wrong with a consensus candidate if it is based on equity, justice and fairness.

While soliciting the stakeholders’ support he said he is the only candidate who is capable of defeating the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the 2023 presidential election.

“I am here today to tell you that I have made myself available to run for the seat of the president of this country under our party, PDP, I have been a member of the PDP since 1988, I have never left the party and I will never leave.

“I can become the president if I get the mandate of delegates to make me the flag bearer. The country needs someone will who sees white and call it white and black and call it black and that person is me,” he said.

He promised to address the security challenges in the country, alleging that the present administration had not adequately protected lives and property.