Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and his Kaduna State counterpart, Nasir El-Rufai, have stated the final presidential election was concerning the safety of the unity of Nigeria and Rivers State sided with those that supported southern presidency.
The duo spoke yesterday at Eneka neighborhood in Obio/Akpor native authorities space of Rivers State, venue of the inauguration of Eneka-Igbo Etche Hyperlink Highway, which was constructed by the state authorities.
In his speech, Wike thanked El-Rufai and different governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for his or her stance on energy shift to the south.
The governor stated it was pure justice that the presidency strikes to the south for the reason that incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari, who hails from the North was simply concluding his eight years tenure in workplace.
He stated, “Your Excellency, let me use the chance to thanks immensely and members of your crew, significantly you governors from the north beneath the All Progressives Congress, APC.
“When it issues most on this nation, when Nigerians have been speaking about unity; how this nation will probably be united and progressive, folks such as you got here out boldly and spoke out for the unity of this nation.
“It is vital that the presidency having stayed within the north for eight years ought to transfer to the south and also you stood agency. You weren’t private about it as a result of what you have been speaking about was the curiosity of Nigeria.”
Wike said that these from the north who supported southern presidency would have, as a substitute, used their numerical power to oppress the remainder of the nation and thwarted the search for southern presidency, however they didn’t do such.
He stated, “You ( El-Rufai) would have, as properly, coming from a zone that’s extremely populated, stated that is my second tenure, I’m leaving, I’m going to throw in my weight to contest for the presidential election, however you stated no, let it transfer to the south.
“So, I need to use this chance to thanks on behalf of the federal government and other people of Rivers State. The unity of Nigeria issues and I guarantee you that historical past will probably be in your aspect tomorrow when unity of Nigeria will probably be mentioned.”
The governor defined that in Rivers State, the resolve to help southern presidency was not compromised and the election outcomes are proof of such help within the spirit of fairness, justice and defence of the unity of Nigeria.
He stated, “Right here (Rivers) we supported the president from the south. I don’t need to say who we voted for, the outcomes present. I don’t know who took first, I don’t know who took second. However you will need to know that the folks of the state supported the southern presidency.”
Wike stated the invitation to El-Rufai to inaugurate the undertaking was on the premise of evaluating notes and techniques on governance and supply of growth tasks within the gentle of peer assessment mechanism as they serve their folks.
The governor knowledgeable that he had seen some landmark tasks supplied by governor El-Rufai in Kaduna that included flyovers and roads, with some inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Commenting on the Eneka-Igbo Etche Hyperlink Highway, Wike, who stated the street has linked up two native authorities areas, defined that the street will cut back journey time between Rivers State and Imo State and likewise ease the transportation of products from the agrarian Etche council to markets in Port Harcourt and environs.
Inaugurating the street undertaking, Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai, said that although himself and Wike could also be from totally different political events, they share a couple of issues in frequent as a result of they’re Nigerians and imagine in a single Nigeria.
He recommended the Rivers State governor and the folks of the state for supporting the emergence of a Southern president within the 2023 presidential election.
He stated, “I need on behalf of our presidential candidate and our celebration to thanks and the great folks of Rivers State for making the proper selection in voting for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. It’s the first time for the reason that Fourth Republic began in 1999 that PDP was unable to get 25% in Rivers State.
“It reveals that the folks of Rivers can differentiate they usually know when to vote for high quality they usually voted high quality over political sentiments. We need to thanks for offering that management, Governor Wike.”