ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Governor Nyesom Wike, on Tuesday, boasted that he could perfom very well outside the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying leadership is not about party
He said his widely acknowledged outstanding stewardship in office reflects his personal capacity and passion to deliver enduring development to Rivers state people, and not because of the PDP.
Wike during Tuesday’s commissioning of dualised Ogbunuabali – Eastern Bypass Road project in Port Harcourt, bragged, “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.”
He said, “Leadership is not about party. Leadership is about individual. Party is only a vehicle to actualise your ambition, to be able to tell your people I have this capacity, I have this quality to render services to you.
“It is because I have that passion for my people, have the commitment to serve my people. Take me to YPP, allow me 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.”
While comtemporaries use economic hardship as excuse for failing in rendering purposeful leadership and service to their people, Wike said he found same situation a more rewarding leverage for sustain delivery of projects to Rivers people.
He criticized perceived misguided Rivers politicians for twisting his assertion on Monday that the state was fully under his grips.
Wike explained that, “Because some people went to school late, they don’t understand when somebody says I am in charge of this State.
“I never said I am in charge of votes in this State, but I know I can talk to my people and my people will listen to me. Some people say, I have only one vote, I agree. I can’t vote two times. I will only vote once. But because of the services I have rendered to the people of this State, the state will listen to me.”
The governor on the occasion lifted the ban on youths activities in Ogbunuabali.
He also released N2 billion he promised the community, and praised their cooperation while the road project lasted, after initially objecting to it.