By Olivia Isibor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Former Senate Majority leader, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume on Wednesday, during the inauguration of the 11.53 kilometers Agbonchai-Afam road, connecting Eleme and Oyigbo Local Government Areas, heaped encomiums on Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State. describing him as a true nationalist.
Ndume, who commissioned the project, said he felt truly humbled to perform the task and be part of what Governor Wike was doing in his state, adding that Wike was an important voice in national affairs across partisan political lines, a man who always stood out as one who consistently speaks the truth to power without fear or favour.
“Governor Wike is my very good friend, a trusted leader, a very honest person. One thing we have in common is that, as a leader, you must stand out and speak the truth even if you’re alone and Wike is known for that.
“There is new hope for the state and he is Wike. Now, Rivers is not only becoming a Garden City again but it is becoming a Golden City. May God continue to give you (Wike) the strength.
“And from today, know that you’re a leader in this country. If you’re not a friend and a nationalist, I will not be here, Fayemi will not be here and many other APC Governors.
“You’re one of the true Nigerians that I ever know. And if we have people like you that speak the truth to power, Nigeria would have been better off for all of us.”