Former Minister and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Professor Jerry Gana has praised the leadership credentials of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, saying the Governor will become President of Nigeria one day.
Naija News reports Prof. Gana stated this on Friday while speaking during the commissioning of a flyover built by the Wike administration in the Obio-Akpor area of Rivers state.
The former Minister and elder statesman said the developmental projects embarked upon by the Wike government is a testimony of what can be done through good governance and proper management of resources by a true leader.
In what is an open reference to the loss of Governor Wike at the PDP presidential primary in Abuja for the 2023 polls, Gana urged the Rivers Governor not to be discouraged as age is still on his side and he would become the President of Nigeria in the nearest future.
“Your sustained emphasis on development projects has shown clearly that good governance is possible through good leadership,” Gana said.
“You have demonstrated the power of good leadership in delivering development projects to the people of Rivers state.
“Please, accept our congratulations for this kind of good leadership that performs. You have a bright future. I am not a prophet but our people say looking at you have a bright future.
“If some people have disappointed you this time around, don’t worry, your future is bright. Age is on your side. You will preside over Nigeria someday. You didn’t hear me, I said you will preside over Nigeria someday.
Vote For Atiku
Gana went further to appeal to the people of Rivers State to vote for the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. He promised that the PDP will never disappoint the people of the state.
In his words, “Let me now ask the good people of Rivers state – very wonderful people – to ensure that in the forthcoming elections, you vote massively for the candidate of our party who is being supported by this performing governor so that they will be continuity; so that the good things he is doing here can be continued by the next set of people that are going to govern this place.
“Don’t make the mistake of throwing away your votes to another party. The PDP will never let you down. We shall do well; we shall excel; we shall perform and we shall be trustworthy. So, we plead with you in the forthcoming election to ensure that the candidates of our party are supported and elected.”
God Will Fight For You
Gana in his speech also appealed to Wike not to dump the PDP because some people have disappointed him, adding that God is always on the side of the righteous and would fight for him.
“Your excellency, we salute your strong commitment to good leadership even within the wider PDP. We know that a number of forces have disappointed but don’t worry, God is always on the side of the righteous. God is always on the side of those who want to do good things for the people.
“And therefore, we want you to stay firm, stay within the PDP, and never waiver because so many people outside Rivers state are looking up to you,” Gana stated.
This article was originally published on Naija News