Governor Nyesom Wike on Monday, April 25 donated N200 million to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Kaduna state for their upkeep.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Wike made the donation when he visited the state secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna as part of his campaign tour to seek the party’s ticket for the 2023 presidential election.
Speaking to the Kaduna delegates, Wike said:
We must not be sentimental about winning the 2023 election. We need people who are courageous and competent to win the election come 2023 and this we will do when you give us the mandate.”
He said that the first thing any serious must do upon assuming office was to address the issue of security challenges bevelling the country.
“My major concern within my first six months in office is how to restore our states, how to restore our country, and if you can not do that, there is no need to say you want to govern any state of the head of any country.
“One of the major problems we have as a nation is that we don’t spend much money on intelligence gathering. Unfortunately, we spend more money on buying weapons than on gathering intelligence.”
Wike enjoined party members to eschew any form of bias by uniting to support a single candidate, ahead of the 2023 election.
On his part, Senator Ahmad Makarfi, former Kaduna state governor lauded Wike for his courage describing him as a party faithful who stood for the interest of the masses.
Makarfi also applauded Wike’s donation to the IDPs describing it as heartwarming.
Felix Hyet, the state PDP chairman said the party was poised to field candidates who were the people’s choice and would represent the voices of the common man