– Tinubu on arrival to Rivers State
BY JANE OSAMOR
President-elect Bola Tinubu has arrived in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers, to inaugurate some projects executed by Nyesom Wike, governor of the state.
The president-elect was received by Wike and some government officials at the airport on Wednesday morning.
Tinubu is expected to inaugurate the Rumuola-Rumuokwuta flyover and magistrate court building in Port Harcourt.
Wike had declared Wednesday as a public holiday in the state for the visit of the president-elect.
The governor had said Tinubu’s visit is his first visit to any state since he won the election.
“The president-elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Bola Tinubu, will pay a two-day official visit to Rivers state from tomorrow, Wednesday 3rd to 4th of May to commission the Rumuokwuta-Rumuola flyover and the ultramodern magistrate complex in PortHarcout,” Wike said.
“Recall that during his presidential campaign visit to Rivers state, I indicated our intention to have our president-elect commission some of our strategic projects after the general election and sent him a formal invitation which he graciously accepted.
“For us, it is an honour to the government and people of Rivers state to host the president-elect on this historic visit.
“Consequently, I urge all Rivers citizens to come out en mass to receive our president-elect, His Excellency Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and display the traditional Rivers hospitality as he commissions these legacy projects to God’s glory and the advancement of our development.”
Although he is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Wike has been associating with members of the APC and he is said to have worked for the victory of Tinubu in the last Presidential election.