Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, yesterday donated N200 million to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Kaduna State for their upkeep.
Wike made the donation when he visited the State secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna, as part of his campaign tour to seek for the party’s ticket for the 2023 presidential poll.
According to him, “We must not be sentimental about winning the 2023 election. We need people who are courageous and competent to win the election come 2023 and this we will do when you give us the mandate”.
Wike said that the first thing any serious government must do upon assuming office was to address the issue of security challenges bevelling the country.
“My major concern within my first six months in office is how to restore our States, how to restore our country, and if you can not do that, there is no need to say you want to govern any state of the head of any country”, the governor further said.
He said intelligence-gathering was key to ending insecurity, adding that “Unfortunately, we spend more money on buying weapons than on gathering intelligence”.
Wike enjoined party members to eschew any form of bias by uniting to support a single candidate, ahead of the 2023 election.
Former Kaduna State governor, Senator Ahmad Moh’d Makarfi, applauded Wike’s donation to the IDPs describing it as heart-warming.
He lauded the aspirant for his courage, describing him as a party faithful who stood for the interest of the masses.
The State’s PDP Chairman, Felix Hyet, said the party was poised to field candidates who were the people’s choice and would represent the voices of the common man.