Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and his Katsina State counterpart, Aminu Masari, have enjoined Nigerians, irrespective of political leanings, to work together for the development of the country.
The governors made the call when they met at the Government House, Katsina State on Tuesday.
They maintained that the sustenance of the unity in diversity of Nigeria over the years has played a vital role in the growth and development of the country.
Governor Wike, who is a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, said he was in Katsina State to meet with the party’s leaders and delegates ahead of the PDP national convention this month.
“I am formally informing you that I am making myself available to run for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and I am here today to talk to the delegates who will make it possible on the 28th and 29th of this month, which is our national convention.
“We cannot say because you don’t belong to our party and therefore we must not give you that respect, no, is not allowed. By our tradition, a party cannot divide us. Party is a vehicle that conveys you to the point of destination.”
In his response, the Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari commended Governor Wike for effectively curtailing the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in Rivers State. He observed that if Governor Wike had not acted decisively, the nation would have been in a more precarious situation.
“I know what you did as a committed Nigerian. If you had allowed the situation to penetrate Rivers, only God knows where the situation would have been today.”