Nyesom Wike, the Rivers State Governor has explained why he chose to invite the Lagos State Governor, Nyesom Wike to commission the Orochiri-Worukwo flyover in Port Harcourt.
Wike, during the commissioning ceremony said the invitation had nothing to do with politics. He said Sanwo-Olu was invited to commission the project because both Lagos and Port Harcourt have a lot in common.
Stating that he admires Sanwo-Olu’s achievements in Lagos, Wike said it was as a result of that he decided to invite him to also come and see what they are achieving in the state.
He said, “This has nothing to do with politics. I have been going to Lagos and I’m proud of what Sanwo-Olu is doing in the state. What he is doing is similar to what we are doing here. So when we wanted to commission this project, I said he should come and see what we are also doing in Rivers.”
Reports had emerged on Monday that following the crisis in the PDP, Wike chose to ignore PDP chieftains in the commissioning ceremony and invited Sanwo-Olu instead.
Wike is of the PDP while Sanwo-Olu is of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and a close ally of the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
AFRIPOST observes that not even the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom who has worked closely with the Rivers State governor recently was at the event.