Gov Ezenwo Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has been commended for joining the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo and other top government officials to receive President Muhammadu Buhari at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on his return, Saturday from 105 days medical vacation in the United Kingdom.
The commendation was made by Senator Olufemi Johnson Olarewaju, a Second Republic senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria while fielding questions from newsmen in Lagos.
He described Gov Wike as a matured and humane politician who, by his action, demonstrated a high sense of political sagacity and leadership.
Senator Olarenwaju agreed with Governor Wike when he said that, “The President is president of Federal Republic of Nigeria. He is our president irrespective of political party we belong”.
The distinguished senator further urged other politicians in Nigeria to emulate the exemplary qualities demonstrated by Gov Nyesom Wike, stressing that politics should not be a do or die affair, rather a platform to provide service to the people.
The senator thanked Nigerians for their prayers for the quick recovery and return of the President and prayed that God will continue to give President Buhari the strength to continue to manage the affairs of the country.
In a related development, a group known as Support Popular View group has also commended the Rivers State Governor for demonstrating uncommon patriotism and sense of humanity by joining other prominent Nigerians to welcome the President on Saturday.
Speaking with journalists at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Saturday, Barr. Ibiba Francis Sokari- George, Publicity Secretary of the group praised Governor Wike for his style of politics which is devoid of bitterness and hatred, and called on other Nigerians to emulate Wike’s sense of accommodation and patriotism.