Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said his performance has nothing to do with being a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The governor stated this on Tuesday during the inauguration of the dualised Ogbunuabali-Eastern Bypass Road.
Former Sokoto State governor and an All Progressives Congress (APC) Chieftain, Senator Aliyu Wamakko, commissioned the project.
Wike explained that effective leadership has to do with the mindset of the individual and not the function of the political party they belong.
He said, “Leadership is not about party, leadership is about individual. Party is only a vehicle to actualise your ambition, to be able to tell your people I have this capacity, I have this quality to render services to you. If you take me away today from PDP to another party, I will still perform. So, it is not because I’m in PDP that I’m performing.
“It is because I have that passion for my people. It is because I have the commitment to serve my people. Take me to YPP, allow to become whatever I will become there, I will perform. Take me to any party, I will perform. So, it is not party that makes you to perform.”
According to Wike, his undying love, passion and commitment to render effective service to the Rivers people have differentiated him from other politicians.
He added that’s the reason for sustained commitment to add value to life, impact change with the infrastructural revolution, and improve the state.
The governor said while others had used the economic hardship as an excuse not to render leadership and service to their people, he found a more rewarding way to sustain the delivery of projects in Rivers.
Wike’s comment comes amid the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and moves to reconcile him with Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Presidential Candidate of the opposition party.
Wothappen NEWS recalls that Wike contested the PDP presidential ticket but lost to Atiku Abubakar and had reportedly shown interest in the Vice-Presidential slot, but Atiku chose Ifeanyi Okowa, his Delta counterpart.