Bauchi governor says Wike better qualified for presidency

Despite expressing his ambition to run for president, Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed believes that Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike is more prepared to accomplish his goals.

He argued that if Rivers State was lucky to have Wike, Nigerians would be even luckier to have a leader capable of harnessing resources for the people’s benefit.

Yesterday, Mohammed spoke during the inauguration of the Rumukwurushi-Elimgbu flyover in Rivers State’s Obio/Akpor Council. He said: “On behalf of everybody here, I want to say thank you to you because I wish you’ll be given the opportunity to bring this type of vision to the national level where you will be able to contribute your quota.”

The governor of Bauchi State said he was humbled and honoured to open the Rumukwurushi-Elimgbu flyover project, which is the 10th flyover Wike has built during his second term.

“Again, you can see the fidelity and the sincerity of purpose. I am not in my second term but I cannot remember any second term governor doing this kind of infrastructure, delivering to his people.

“When some second term governors are busy preparing to go home, this man is even breaking new frontiers, doing new projects and giving timelines and finances that will be able to be delivered during his tenure.”

Mohammed said Wike has distinguished himself as the new face of leadership in Nigeria. Such leadership style, according to him, has raised the bar of subnational leadership in the country, making it more attractive and a thing of pride to be associated with the Rivers State governor.

“We are copying from him because we don’t have to reinvent the wheel. He has done so much. He says the truth and does the right thing. You can see the conceptualisation. The way and manner the projects were conceptualised and financed.”

In his speech, Wike said his administration owes it as a duty to Rivers people to deliver social services and quality projects that will improve their living conditions. He explained that the Rumukwurushi-Elimgbu Flyover is the 10th flyover and a part of his administration’s promise to the people.


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