The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has endorsed his Bauchi State counterpart, Bala Mohammed to become the next President of Nigeria in 2023.
Naija News reports Wike endorsed Mohammed on Saturday during his one-day visit to Bauchi State.
He praised the personal and political qualities of the Bauchi State Governor, stating that he has both the character and experience to lead Nigeria.
Wike added that Governor Bala is very qualified for the job and called on members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as well as Nigerians to support his ambition.
“I endorse Bauchi State governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, for president come 2023,” Wike declared.
“He is qualified in every ramification. His relationship with people is second to none. So people calling on him to run for president have seen the qualities in him.
“Apart from that, the fact that Bala has had all the experiences, from the civil service down to political office from a Director in the ministry, he became a senator, a minister and now a governor, that alone is enough to qualify him,” he added.
He said a vote for Mohammed is not misplaced as the Bauchi Governor is overqualified, saying that, “let me use that word if there is any word like that at all.”
Speaking further on why he is endorsing Mohammed, Wike submitted that the Bauchi Governor’s achievements in about three years in office speak for him.
“Look at what he is doing in Bauchi. Look at his pedigree, what he is doing as a first term governor.
“I have been here to flag off projects. So many of my colleagues have been here to flag off projects. How many first time governors do you see doing that?” he queried.