Despite being one of the most vocal critics of President Muhammadu Buhari, Rivers state governor Nyesome Wike showed Nigerians he could eat the humble pie amid all the criticisms.
In an advertorial published on different National Dailies on Monday, Wike appreciated President Buhari for refunding N78.9bn spent in fixing federal roads in Rivers state and also urged the President to visit the state.
Part of the letter reads: I wish to on behalf of the Government and people of Rivers State, appreciate and most sincerely, thank you for generously approving the refund of the sum of N78.9 billion to the Rivers State Government’s road projects in the State.
“Let me also, through you, thank the Vice President, His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, GCON, as well as other members of the Federal Executive Council, for the support they provided to our request.
“Mr. President has by this remarkable and heart-warming gesture shown not only your love for the Government and people of Rivers State, but also, demonstrated expressively that you are, indeed, a President for every State of the Federation and all Nigerians,” Wike said.
The letter has since generated different reactions among Nigerians with many expressing surprises at Governor Wike’s ‘humble tone’ in the letter.
See some reactions below:
Why we believe he does things differently,even @GovNyesomeWike who once threatened to send Buhari back to his ancestors saw his unprecedented leadership and started singing his praises. @TeeMomo https://t.co/zoc91D0XEp
— 'Femi Lawal (@femilawal007) June 30, 2020
Wike got alert and buhari became the greatest president since sliced bread.
You cant make stuff like this up in nigeria.
— Gambari | Abdul (@moumean) June 30, 2020
From the minute Wike couldn't influence the Edo primary I know he'll soon find his way… Let him come we'll welcome him.
— Oba Adekunle (@BrotherKunle) June 30, 2020
Governor Wike suddenly realized President Buhari is an EXCEPTIONAL LEADER
— Major General Ezeaka Chidozie Ishola Buharideen (@Ezeakachidozie) June 29, 2020
Governor Nyesom Wike has respect for the seat of the President and Vice -President, now why won’t God ? him President or Vice-President
— Kingdom (@KingKatar) June 30, 2020
Gov wike never seem to amaze me, one minute he is one their neck the next he is praising them….. I rest my case…??? pic.twitter.com/i3zPREAxzw
— yinka jimoh (@yinkajimohsblog) June 30, 2020
Do people expect Wike to be insulting Buhari after receiving that amount? Wike has always call out FG for neglecting Rivers.. some of the FG projects in the state are being maintain by the state govt.. Wike is only showing appreciation cos FG heed to their outcry,Which is apt.
— KOGI YOUNG STUNNER (@OchuRasheed) June 30, 2020
If anyone had told me, that wike will be this humble towards Buhari, I won't believe ?
— Mayowa Olagunju ❁ (@iam_doctormayor) June 30, 2020
Wike inviting Buhari to Rivers State after the payment of 78.9b to the states account is a prove that you can only know a man's true Character when you give him money. pic.twitter.com/4kvHSzqMTx
— Obinna Onwusoraka® ?? (@Onwusorakaobi) June 30, 2020
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