I don’t derive my impetus to serve from PDP, says Wike
By Chris Ezeonoh
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has said that his developmental strides should not be ascribed to the fact that he is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He stated this at the inauguration of the dualized Ogbunuabali-Eastern Bypass Road that was performed by a former governor of Sokoto State, Senator Aliyu Wamakko on Tuesday.
The governor stated that it was wrong for people to think that leadership is a function of political party, when it is actually about the mindset of the individual.
“Leadership is not about party, leadership is about individual. Party is only a vehicle to actualize your ambition, to be able to tell your people I have this capacity, I have this quality to render services to you. If you take me away today from PDP to another party, I will still perform. So, it is not because I’m in PDP that I’m performing.
“It is because I have that passion for my people. It is because I have the commitment to serve my people. Take me to YPP, allow me to become whatever I will become there, I will perform. Take me to any party, I will perform. So, it is not party that makes you to perform.”
Governor Wike stated that his undying love, passion and commitment to render effective service to Rivers people have sufficiently differentiated him from other politicians.
He said while others had used the economic hardship as excuse not to render leadership and service to their people, he found a more rewarding way to sustain the delivery of projects in Rivers.
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The governor stated that he had remained a consistent politician, not playing double game and urged Rivers people to be happy that they have a governor who will always defend the State.
He thanked the people of Ogbunuabali for their cooperation while the project lasted even if they had initially rejected it.
He used the occasion to lift the ban on youths activities in Ogbunuabali community and announced the release of N2 billion he promised the community.
Inaugurating the Ogbunuabali -Eastern Bypass Road, former governor of Sokoto State, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko noted with delight the leadership capacity that governor Wike has demonstrated in serving Rivers people.
Senator Wamakko said any well meaning government should serve to satisfy the yearnings and aspirations of the governed, stressing that Wike has done adequately well for his people.
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