Former Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has supported Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State for his emphasis on equity, fairness and justice in the Peoples Democratic Party, describing the latter as the man of the year.
Oshiomhole spoke while inaugurating the Rumuepirikom Flyover in Obio/Akpor local government area of Rivers State; A project built and completed by the administration led by Wike.
The former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress praised Wike for inviting him and some opposition leaders to inaugurate projects, saying that when he ruled Edo, he invited the then Anambra governor, Peter Obi, to inaugurate some projects in his state.
“President Buhari finds in your person despite his unflattering statements about his government, who deserves this honor as Mr. Project. I think the people of Rivers should be proud. Governor Wike has truly transformed this city. Even the worst critics will admit Governor Wike has made a difference ago,” Oshiomhole stated.
Oshiomhole went on to say, “You have made a difference not only in projects. I agree with you that a country should not be governed by people who cannot be trusted; when politicians make statements, promises and agreements and refuse to fulfill them. By default, they will say it’s politics.
“When I was asked about PDP issues, I said Wike is my man of the year. He is emphasizing that politics should not be about making agreements that we do not intend to fulfill.
Earlier, Wike stressed that the G-5 governors of the aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party will not accept reconciliation that does not exist in equity, fairness and justice.
The governor disclosed how, before the PDP crisis, some members of the party were praising him and his colleagues who make up the G-5 governors.
As he stated, the same person changed their names because they claim what was right.
Wike said: “I am sure that those in my party. Before that, they can’t say anything without mentioning Wike. But now, I said let’s do the right thing, let the deal be the deal.
“Because I said that, I have now become an enemy. These were the people who praised me morning, night and any day.
He called on leaders from all strata and divisions to promote unity among Nigerians.
According to him, the expected unity should be without regard to ethnicity, religion and party, but based on being a Nigerian.
“We all need a Nigeria we can be proud of. And so for us, all we are looking for is how Nigeria will move forward and how the people will have food on the table. It’s not about ethnicity, it’s not about religion. It is not about the party but how Nigeria will move forward. We are there,” he said.