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Bola Tinubu elected president he has promised to work for the country without neglecting any part in the areas of development.
Mr. Tinubu, who is due to take office as president on May 29, said this Wednesday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
The president-elect is on a two-day visit to the state to inaugurate projects executed by the Nyesom Wike administration at the invitation of the outgoing governor.
Abdulaziz Abdulaziz in a statement signed from the office of the president-elect on Wednesday quoted Mr. Tinubu as saying, “I will not neglect any region but I will leave legacy projects across the length and breadth of Nigeria,” he said at the inauguration of the event. Rumuokwuta/Rumuola Flyover Bridge.
Nigeria needs Wike in greater capacity
Mr. Tiinubu commended Governor Nyesom Wike for his developmental progress in Rivers State, particularly the 12 flyovers built around the capital, saying posterity would fondly remember him.
He said with his achievements in the state, Nigeria would need the outgoing Rivers governor in greater capacities.
On the political front, Mr. Tinubu thanked Mr. Wike and the people of Rivers State for their support.
Mr. Tinubu, the APC candidate in the February presidential election, was declared the winner of the Rivers State election based on the results released by INEC, despite the state government being controlled by the PDP.
He said that he is in the state in line with the promise he made during the river campaigns, “If you make a promise, you keep it.
“I will never forget the pivotal role the great and wonderful people of this state played in my victorious campaign to become the next president of this country. You have my eternal gratitude.
“I see His Excellency, Governor Wike, a man of principle. He took the position of principle that the Presidency should return to the South; and he had the courage to stand by his convictions, whose ox was not gored.
“On oath, he is a man of great honesty. He did not choose to serve his own interests but the interests of the nation and the people of Rivers State. I thank him for his selfless leadership,” he added.
In his speech, Mr. Wike said Mr. Tinubu’s invitation to commission projects in the state was a fulfillment of the president-elect’s campaign promise to Rivers.
He expressed gratitude to Mr. Tinubu for agreeing to visit Rivers State and launch it.
Mr. Wike, the leadership of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), applauded Mr. Tinubu’s election, which he said shamed the naysayers.
The event was attended by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and Governors Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa), David Umahi (Ebonyi), AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq (Kwara), Seyi Makinde (Oyo) and Hope Uzodinma (Imo).
Others included former governors Peter Odili (Rivers), Bisi Akande (Osun), James Ibori (Delta), Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Timipre Sylva (Bayelsa) and Ayo Fayose (Ekiti).
Among them were Rivers State Governor-elect, Sim Fubara, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, Dele Alake and Kashim Ibrahim Imam among others.
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