The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has attacked the state governor, Nyesom Wike, for allegedly asking the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, to inaugurate a motor park and a market said to have been newly built in the state by the state government.
Prof. Osinbajo visited the state Thursday to inaugurate a $1.5 billion fertilizer plant built by Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited in Port Harcourt.
The APC said as soon as Osinbajo departed the state Wike publicly accused the party leaders of preventing the acting president from inaugurating some projects undertaken by the state government.
“The governor should understand that no President in Nigeria goes about commissioning local government projects such as markets and garages,” the APC spokesperson in the state, Chris Finebone, said in a statement he issued on Friday.
“The Acting President, pressed for time, managed to commission the only two road projects that appeared to be of some significance – the Chokocho-Igbo-Etche- Rumuokurushi Road and Chokocho-Umuechem-Ozuzu Road,” Mr Finebone said.
“We expect Gov. Wike to show appreciation that the Acting President squeezed in the commissioning of those two projects into his very tight schedule and not accuse the Ag. President and APC of playing politics.
“If anyone played politics over the visit, it was Gov. Nyesom Wike.
“We urge him to take the advice of the Acting President that public office holders should pay more attention to governance than playing politics. The governor should have cleared the projects he wanted commissioned with the office of the Acting President prior to commencing his media propaganda instead he put the cart before the horse.”
Source: Premium Times