Gov Nyesom Wike Visits Katsina State, Harps On National Unity

By Joseph Ndifon

Rivers State Governor, HE Barr Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has enjoined Nigerians to work cohesively for the development of the country while calling on politicians across political divide to cultivate the virtue of prioritising national unity above personal interest.

He stated this during a consultation visit to his Katsina State counterpart, Rt Hon Aminu Bello Masari at the Katsina State Government House, Katsina.

Governor Wike, a frontline presidential aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who was in Katsina State to meet with party leaders and delegates ahead of the PDP National Convention later this month also deemed it proper to visit and notify Governor *Masari* of his presidential ambition.

“I am formally informing you that I am making myself available to run for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. And, I am here today to talk to delegates who will make it possible on the 28th and 29th of this month, which is our National Convention”.

“We cannot say because you don’t belong to our party and therefore, we shouldn’t give you that respect, no, it is not allowed. By our tradition, party cannot divide us. Party is a vehicle that conveys you to your destination”.

In his response, Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State said it was gratifying that the Rivers State Governor is aspiring for the exalted office in Nigeria.

“You have contributed immensely in your own way to the development of the political process in Nigeria. And, we really thank God people like you come from that part of the country; it shows confidence in the oneness of Nigeria and the political process”.

The former Speaker of the House of Representatives further explained that he remained eternally grateful to the people of Rivers State for the immense support given to him while at the helm of affairs in the Green Chambers.

“During my days as Speaker of the House of Representatives, if there is any one State I could count 100 percent support, it was Rivers State and we remain friends up till this moment. So anybody coming from Rivers State to wherever I am, he/she is welcome into my personal house or official residence”.

While in Katsina, the incoming President also visited Hajia Aya Dada Yar’Adua, mother of former President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, a woman who has not only been a blessing to Nigeria, but a Matriach in the history and political development of our Nation.

The massive crowd as shown is a reflection of the support and legitimacy he enjoys across the states of the Federation, beyond party lines.

Ndifon Joseph


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