Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike revealed that there is no official knowledge of the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to his state. The governor who disclosed that he heard the news of the President’s visit on the media revealed that there is no communication between the State Government and the Presidency – a misnomer for those familiar with government protocols.
Wike made the remarks during the flag off of the reconstruction of Egbelu Street and construction of link roads in East-West in Rumuodara, Obio Akpor Local Government Area. He said:
“I hear they say that the President is coming to our state. I have not been told the President is coming and why he is coming. He has the right to come to any state.
“Maybe the President is coming to make sure that he will improve the fortunes of the APC that is dead in Rivers State.
“We have never had herdsmen killings or crisis in the state, except when some criminals tried to disrupt the peace and they were checked. We resolved that challenge.”
Wike challenged the motive of the President’s visit and said it clearly was not on the premise of security. The governor noted that President Buhari is welcomed to the state even as he urged him to visit all the 36 states of the country.
“Since the administration has abandoned Rivers State for three years, this visit may be a blessing in disguise. The President may use the visit to complete the Port Harcourt International Airport, the neglected East-West road, the neglected seaports and the rejected Port Harcourt-Aba road,” Governor Wike said.
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