Former governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, has described ex-governor of Rivers State and present minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, Mr Nyesom Wike as a man of conviction, character and courage.
Ikpeazu, in a message to Wike on his birthday, through his spokespesman, Onyebuchi Ememanka, described him (Wike) as “a man of conviction, character, courage and strong believer in the concept of democratic governance”.
According to Ikpeazu, “one thing that clearly defines the persona of Nyesom Wike is that he is a fearless and uncompromising advocate of democracy and the fundamental freedoms that come with it.
“Wike has carved a niche for himself as a strong and fearless advocate of democratic ethos in Nigeria and an agent of positive change”.
The former Abia governor further described Wike as a dearest brother, personal friend and trusted associate.
DAILY POST recalls that Okezie Ikpeazu, Nyesom Wike, Samuel Ortom, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and Seyi Makinde were the PDP governors, known as G5, who were at loggerheads with the leadership of their party before the 2023 general elections.
Out of the five Governors, Ortom, Ikpeazu, Wike and Ugwuanyi have served out their tenures, with Makinde of Oyo State winning a second term in office.
However, it was also a mixed political bag of fortune as Ortom, Ugwuanyi and Ikpeazu could not win their senatorial elections on February 25, but Wike was appointed as the Minister of FCT by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.