BY ANAYO ONUKWUGHA, Port Harcourt
Former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, has lauded Rivers State governor, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, for his outstanding efforts towards promoting vibrant politics in Nigeria.
Babangida, gave the commendation yesterday when Wike led some leaders of Rivers State, to pay him a visit at his Hilltop residence in Minna, the Niger State capital.
He also commended the governor for working towards the revival of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), noting that the country needs another strong political party.
The former president said, “That’s why I particularly appreciate the job the Rivers State governor is doing to make sure that politics moves the way it is practiced in the civilised world.
“This is because you need a very good political party in this country and he is working towards achieving that. He applies his courage, his knowledge, contacts to make sure that PDP remains very strong.”
Babangida, who thanked Wike for his commitment to good governance, said the news of the governor’s achievements are known and informed that like other Nigerians, he is keeping a tab on the good works of Wike.
Commenting on the Anambra governorship election, the former military leader stated that the election was credible, saying that he was not surprised by the credible outcome of the election, because adequate preparations were made.
He said, “It is an indication that Nigerians would be able to conduct themselves well in a very peaceful environment.”
Addressing Journalists after the visit, Wike said that the Rivers leaders were in Minna to consult with the former military president as a leader of the PDP.
The governor, who stated that he consulted with the former leader on party issues, noted that the visit was meant to wish the former leader well in terms of his health.
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