Surge Of Concerns As Wike Invites More APC Chieftains To Commission Projects In Rivers
“From Monday, the 8th August the Orochiri -Worukwo flyover (Waterline Junction) will be commissioned by the governor of Lagos State, while the Ogbum-Nu-Abali/Eastern Bye-Pass Road will be commissioned on the 9th August by the former Governor of Sokoto State, Aliyu Wamakko.”
Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike has invited a former state governor and National Assembly (NASS) member representing Sokoto North senatorial zone, Aliyu Magatarda Wamakko.
In a letter he personally signed with reference number RVGH/GOV/JS/VOLI/168 and dated August 2, 2022, Wike invited Wamakko to specifically commission dualized Ogbum-Nu-Abalu road completed by the state government in the state.
According to Wike, “the Rivers state government has completed the dualization of the Ogbumnu-abali road in Port Harcourt City local government area of the state as part of our urban renewal programme and commitment to advancing the development of the state
“The formal commissioning of this road has been scheduled for Tuesday, 9 August 2022 by 11.00 a.m.
“It is therefore my pleasure to most respectfully request you to honour us with your esteemed presence to commission this road, as scheduled, to the glory of God and the benefit of the people of Rivers state,” the letter reads in part
Since Gov. Wike lost the PDP presidential ticket in early June and then was overlooked for the position of running mate that the governor and his supporters on the one hand and the mainstream of the party have been at logger heads.
A committee was recently proposed by the Board of Trustees, BoT to reconcile the two tendencies in the party.
Since the crisis began the APC has made moves towards wooing the Rivers State governor with former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose leading some APC governors to Wike a month or so ago.
In a move that is bound to further raise questions on the inclinations of the governor ahead of the General Election, Wike has now invited two prominent APC chiefs, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and the immediate past governor of Sokoto State, Senator Magawata Wamako to Rivers State.
The invitation by Wike to the APC chiefs has come under the cover of the commissioning of projects executed by the Rivers State governor
Announcing the invitation during a round of project inspection on Wednesday, Wike said: