(L-R) PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and his wife, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike during the 2020 Rivers State New Year Banquet.
From Blessing Ibunge, Port Harcourt
The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has lauded the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike for his commitment to development and good governance.
Governor Tambuwal spoke at the 2020 Rivers State New Year Banquet at the Government House Port Harcourt.
The Sokoto Governor said Nigeria will continue to wax stronger long as leaders remain committed to good governance.
He said: “When you talk about governance and performance across the country, the name of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike continues to come up”.
Tambuwal said that working with the Rivers State Governor, will continue to deepen the friendship between Rivers and Sokoto States.
Tambuwal commended Rivers people for standing firm to defend their mandate, in the face of plots to rig the election in the State.
“We commend the good people of Rivers State for standing firm in 2019 to defend their mandate. You stood for democracy and you stood for Rivers State.
“We monitored what happened. We took note of how Rivers people collectively stood for democracy “, he said.
Also speaking at the banquet, Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed said that the government and people of Bauchi State always come to show solidarity because of the contributions of Governor Wike to national development and good governance.
“He is kind and has always provided the rallying point for people of this generation to discuss the development of this country “, he said.
He said that the Rivers State Governor has become the new face of leadership in Nigeria. He said that Rivers State is lucky to have Governor Wike at this time of its history.
The Bauchi State Governor noted that Governor Wike represents the best in terms of leadership in the state.
Governor Mohammed said that the Niger Delta is critical to balance of power. He said that the zone that lays the golden egg is key to the development of the country.
“We cannot play with the Niger Delta because it is the goose that lays the golden egg. It is important to the politics of the country “, he said.
Earlier, Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that Rivers people will always work for the unity of the country.
He stated that Rivers State is central to national unity, noting that Rivers State and her people will continue to defend the unity of the country.
He said: “Rivers State has been key to the unity of the country. We believe in the unity of Nigeria. In believing in the unity of the country, always give us our right.”