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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has stated the rationale behind the invitation of opposition leaders to inaugurate projects in the State.
Wike said he intends for them to come and see the remarkable job he has done in Rivers State and compare with what they have back home.
The governor disclosed this on Tuesday during the inauguration of Ogbunuabali Eastern Bypass dualized road in Port Harcourt.
He said, “Nobody can stop me from bringing people from other walks of life to see what we have been able to do, and what we are doing in Rivers state.
“Yesterday, the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sawolu was here. Today the former Governor of Sokoto was here, on Thursday the Speaker of the House of Representatives will be here to commission the assembly residence.
“Go and see the wonders that God helped us to do.
“Whether you are in Labour Party, APC or PDP, it is to invite you to come and see, and then go back home and compare”.
The clarification followed the criticism by former Rivers South East senator, Lee Meaba who described his action as going against his party.
Meaba expressed worry over Governor Wike’s perceived invitation of men linked with All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, amid the preparation of the 2023 general election.
He said, “If we see anybody who wants to stop us from producing the next government at the centre, then the person needs to know what he is fighting for.
“If you stop us from working for Atiku, that is anti-party to the highest level, I stand to be corrected.
“In the middle of our campaign, you line up Tinubu’s men, why do you line up Tinubu’s men, in the middle of our campaign, you are highlighting APC and Tinubu above our own candidate”.