Why I brought Sanwo-Olu to commission projects in Rivers, Wike reveals

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has revealed the reasons he has invited members of the opposition political parties to commission projects in his state.

The former state minister of education said he wanted them to come and witness what he has done for his state and take the message back home.

He made this revelation while speaking during the commissioning of the Ogbunuabali Eastern Bypass dualized road in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.

The Governor said, “Nobody can stop me from bringing people from other walks of life to see what we have been able to do, and what we are doing in Rivers state.

“Yesterday, the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sawolu was here. Today the former Governor of Sokoto is here. On Thursday the Speaker of the House of Representatives will be here to commission the assembly residence.

“Go and see the wonders that God helped us to do.

“Whether you are in Labour Party, APC or PDP, it is to invite you to come and see, and then go back home and compare”.

Wike made this defence after a former Rivers South East senator, Lee Meaba described his action as anti-party activities.

The former lawmaker had wondered why Governor Wike in the middle of campaigns is promoting allies of the presidential flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, instead of the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

He said, “If we see anybody who wants to stop us from producing the next government at the centre, then the person needs to know what he is fighting for.

“If you stop us from working for Atiku, that is anti-party to the highest level, I stand to be corrected.

“In the middle of our campaign, you line up Tinubu’s men, why do you line up Tinubu’s men, in the middle of our campaign, you are highlighting APC and Tinubu above our own candidate”.

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