Governor Nyesom Wike contributed N200 million to Kaduna state’s Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) on Monday, April 25.
Wike made the donation when he visited the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) state secretariat in Kaduna as part of his campaign tour to seek the party’s presidential ticket in 2023, according to the Nigerian News Agency.
Wike told the delegation from Kaduna, ”
We can’t be sentimental about winning the election in 2023. To win the election in 2023, we’ll need people who are brave and capable, which we will provide when you give us the mandate.”
He stated that the first order of business for any serious government upon taking office is to handle the country’s security concerns.
In his own words:
“My first six months in office, my main worry is how to repair our states, how to restore our country, and if you can’t do it, there’s no sense to say you want to run any state or be the president of any country.” One of our fundamental issues as a country is that we do not invest enough in intelligence collection. Regrettably, we spend more money on weaponry than on intelligence collection.”
In the run-up to the 2023 election, Wike urged party members to avoid any type of bias by banding together to support a single candidate.
Senator Ahmad Makarfi, a former governor of Kaduna state, praised Wike for his bravery, describing him as a party loyalist who fought for the people’s interests.
Wike’s donation to the IDPs was also praised by Makarfi, who described it as “heartwarming.”
The state PDP chairman, Felix Hyet, said the party was ready to field candidates who were the people’s choice and would represent the ordinary man’s voice.
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