Presidential hopeful and Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has commended his Kogi counterpart, Yahaya Bello for the development strides in the state.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) aspirant also appreciated Bello for including youths in his administration and training them to be good future leaders in their respective fields.
Governor Wike gave the commendation on Wednesday when he paid a courtesy visit to Bello at the Kogi governor’s residence in Lokoja, the state capital.
He said: “Your excellency, let me, first of all, commend you for what you are doing in Kogi. I have seen your Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Staff and other appointees that I have seen here are so young.
“Involving youths in governance is not just sending them to the social media for the campaign but engaging them in active governance the way you are doing here so, I commend you for what you are doing.”
Wike was in Lokoja as part of his ongoing consultation with delegates of the PDP to solicit their support, to enable him to win the 2023 party’s presidential ticket.
He pointed out that it was right for him to pay a visit to the governor notwithstanding their party differences, adding that political parties were just vehicles to convey individuals to power.
Wike, however, wished Bello, who is also an All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant, success in the party’s forthcoming presidential primaries on May 30.
Reacting, Bello appreciated Wike for recognising his administration’s quest and efforts to include youths in governance and mentor them for leadership roles.
The governor urged Wike to tour the state and interact with his party members and residents to ascertain the state of affairs in Kogi.
Bello also noted that he was in the presidential race to build on the successes and achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari, despite the sabotage from within and outside.
Bello, however, assured that his leadership as the president of the country would sustain the momentum of the Buhari administration.
He added that he was also certain the PDP presidential hopeful would throw his weight behind him in support of the younger generation’s desire to lead the nation.
This article was originally published on Nigeria News