Governor Nyesom Wike gave N200 million to Kaduna State’s internally displaced people (IDPs) on Monday.
Wike made the contribution while visiting the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) state secretariat in Kaduna as part of his campaign to secure the party’s ticket for the 2023 presidential election.
“We must not be emotional about winning the election in 2023.” We need daring and qualified individuals to win the election in 2023, and we will do it if you give us the mandate,” he stated.
Wike stated that the first task of any serious administration upon taking office is to address the issue of insecurity.
“My main worry within my first six months in office is how to repair our states, how to rebuild our country, and if you can’t do that, there’s no reason to claim you want to rule any state or lead any country,” Wike said.
He stated that information collection was critical to putting an end to insecurity.
“One of our fundamental difficulties as a country is that we don’t spend a lot of money on intelligence collection.”
“Unfortunately, we spend more money on purchasing weapons than we do on obtaining intelligence,” he explained.
Wike urged party members to avoid prejudice by unifying behind a single candidate in the run-up to the 2023 election.
Sen. Ahmad Makarfi, a former governor of Kaduna State, praised Wike for his bravery, calling him as a party loyalist who acted in the best interests of the people.
Makarfi praised Wike’s contribution to IDPs, calling it “heartwarming.”
Mr Felix Hyet, the State PDP Chairman, stated that the party was ready to field candidates who were the people’s choice and would reflect the common man’s voices.