By Amuda Dan Sulaiman FAB.
The Ajaokuta Constituency House of Assembly aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Muhammed Haruna has said that Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike’s N200million donation to Benue State for the displaced people was an unusual display of leadership that all Nigerians must emulate, irrespective of tribe, religion or political affiliation.
He said that it was not all about the donation itself, but that the governor has demonstrated that he was a leader who understands and sympathizes with the people of Benue over their plight.
Haruna, who disclosed this in an interview with newsmen at his Ganaja residence on Sunday, noted that Wike has fulfilled the Quranic description of who a leader is.
“What he has done is significant. It is not just a gift of N200 million, but the significance of the gift and the message it has sent, and people should take that message home.
“The essence of governance is the security and welfare of the citizens, and Nigerian is a federation. The Quran has simply explained the fact that your neighbor, like a leader, is someone who understands your plight and stands by you, and that is what Wike has demonstrated.
“The message he has sent should be received by all Nigerians. We should be Nigerians first before we talk about tribe, state or person. We thank God for the wisdom He has given to him to do what God has directed him to do – show love to others.
“Wike has shown that he has no animosity against any individual. He is always against a policy or system that he feels is bad. Otherwise, Nigerians would have thought that the Benue State Governor, Samuel Orton who had criticized Wike and Rivers State, would have been the last person Wike would render assistance to.
“In this case, it is rather those that are with Ortom in the All Progressives Congress (APC) that are laughing at Benue State and rejoicing over their plight”, Haruna said.Share this on WhatsApp