Why I invited ‘Tinubu men’ to commission projects in Rivers – Wike
Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, has justified the rationale behind his invitation to representatives from the state’s rival political parties to commission projects.
The governor said he wants them to visit, see what he has accomplished, and bring the word back to their homes.
He was addressing on Tuesday in Port Harcourt at the opening of the Ogbunubali Eastern Bypass dualized road.
“Nobody can stop me from inviting people from various walks of life to see what we have accomplished and what we are doing in Rivers state,” the governor declared.
“Last week, Babajide Sawolu, the governor of Lagos State, visited this area. For the commissioning of the assembly residence, the former governor of Sokoto was present today, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives will be here on Thursday.“
Visit the wonders we accomplished with God’s assistance.
“Whether you are a member of the Labour Party, APC, or PDP, you are invited to come and witness before returning home to compare.”
After former Rivers South East senator Lee Meaba referred to Wike’s actions as anti-party activities, Wike defended himself.
Sen. Meaba questioned why Governor Wike, who is currently running for president of the All Progressives Congress, is endorsing Bola Tinubu’s allies rather than the PDP candidate.
“Anyone who wants to stop us from producing the next government at the center needs to know what he is fighting for,” he said. I could be proven wrong, but preventing us from working for Atiku is the height of anti-party.
“You line up Tinubu’s men in the middle of our campaign; why do you line up Tinubu’s men? You are showcasing the APC and Tinubu above our own candidate.”