Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry Banigo says the action of the Rivers State Government to invite the Sokoto State Governor to commission some key developmental projects initiated by Governor Nyesom Wike recently is borne out of his passion for national unity and healthy inter party political interaction inspite of their political inclinations.
In a statement through her Press Secretary, Paul Damgbor, Dr. Banigodescribed the action of Governor Wike as novel in the history of the Nation’s political process, which is worthy of emulation by political leaders.
Dr. Banigo said that the singular act of Barr. Wike has demonstrated that he is indeed a broadminded and detribalized Politician whose vision is to promote healthy rivalry among the political class irrespective of party affiliations to engender good governance and political tolerance.
The Deputy Governor noted that if Politicians play the game by the rules in the realisation that their duty is to provide service for the people and impact positively on the society, there would be no reason for them to encourage politics of hatred, and animosity as it is currently playing out at the Federal and State levels.
Dr. Banigo commended Aminu Waziri Tambuwal for graciously accepting the invitation of Governor Nyesom Wike stressing the need for Politicians to imbibe the culture of exchange visits to ensure cross-fertilization of ideas, policies and programmes to bring about the beauty of democracy.
“Governor Wike is promoting political tolerance, statesmanship and exemplary leadership qualities which are at variance to the current negative trends in our Nation’s political history.” She asserted.
It would be recalled that during the visit of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal to the State, he had the opportunity of commissioning the new ATC Jetty and Pavilion at Okrika and Alakahia Link Road in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area where he described Governor Wike as “ a man of the people committed to the development of the State.”
Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor
Monday, September 5, 2016
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