Why Wike is more qualified for 2023 presidency than me – Bauchi governor


Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, said though he had disclosed his intention to run for presidency, the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, is better qualified than him in terms of accomplishing goals.

He said if Rivers State were lucky to have Wike, Nigerians would be luckier to have the man with the skill to harness resources towards improving the quality of life of the citizenry.

Mohammed spoke at the flag-off of Rumukwurushi-Elimgbu flyover in Obio/Akpor Council of Rivers State, yesterday. He said: “On behalf of everybody here, I want to say thank you to you because I wish you’ll be given the opportunity to bring this type of vision to the national level where you will be able to contribute your quota.”

The Bauchi State governor said he felt humbled and honoured to flag-off Rumukwurushi-Elimgbu flyover project, which is the 10th flyover that Wike has provided for his people within his second tenure.


“Again, you can see the fidelity and the sincerity of purpose. I am not in my second term but I cannot remember any second term governor doing this kind of infrastructure, delivering to his people.


“When some second term governors are busy preparing to go home, this man is even breaking new frontiers, doing new projects and giving timelines and finances that will be able to be delivered during his tenure.”


Mohammed said Wike has distinguished himself as the new face of leadership in Nigeria. Such leadership style, according to him, has raised the bar of subnational leadership in the country, making it more attractive and a thing of pride to be associated with the Rivers State governor.


“We are copying from him because we don’t have to reinvent the wheel. He has done so much. He says the truth and does the right thing. You can see the conceptualisation. The way and manner the projects were conceptualised and financed.”


In his speech, Wike said his administration owes it as a duty to Rivers people to deliver social services and quality projects that will improve their living conditions. He explained that the Rumukwurushi-Elimgbu Flyover is the 10th flyover and a part of his administration’s promise to the people.