Presidential candidate of New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has warned that persons undermining the capability of Governor Nyesom Wike and his Integrity Group do so at their peril.
Kwankwaso spoke just as Wike, yesterday, pledged logistics support for his presidential pursuit.
They spoke at the inauguration of the Mgbuitanwo internal road in Emohua Council of the state, performed by Kwankwaso.
The governor, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, expressed concern that the diversity of the country had been threatened by persons campaigning on ethnic and regional sentiments.
According to him, such parochial tendency will make Nigerians more divided along religious and ethnic lines than ever before.
He said: “It is not to say don’t vote for a Yoruba man, don’t vote for an Igbo man. That is not what we require in this country now; what we require is a man that will put Nigeria together. We, of integrity group, will continue to support whatever that is right, whatever will help this country.”
The governor explained that he tried in vain to persuade leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) not to allow Kwankwaso to leave the party because of the strategic importance of Kano State.
Performing the inauguration, Kwankwaso commended Wike for engaging Julius Berger Nigeria PLC to deliver the best quality of road in a rural community.
He described Wike as a leader, who loves his people and doing his best to better the lots of the people across the state, including the provision of quality educational infrastructure.
Kwankwaso stressed that those undermining the capability of the PDP G-5, particularly Wike are doing so at their peril politically because Rivers State, like Kano, and Lagos is critical to wining any election.
The NNPP presidential candidate stated that members of the Integrity Group, led by Wike, are good people and will continue to do the right thing and will be judged by posterity based on what they do.
Commissioner for Works, Dr. Dakorinima Alabo George-Kelly, said the Mgbuitanwo Internal Roads is 39,300 square metres, has 200 milimetres thickness, with 50 milimetres binder course, and fitted with streetlights and drains.
Regional Manager, South-South of Julius Berger Nigeria PLC, Jergen Fitcher, said they had continued to deliver standard infrastructure in support of Wike’s development policy.