During the visit to Rivers state on Wednesday, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the President-elect, thanked the Governor of the state, Nyesom Wike, for his contribution to his victory in the February 25 presidential election.
Tinubu, who was in Rivers State on Wike’s invitation to inaugurate projects, spoke during the unveiling of the Rumuokwuta/Rumuola Flyover Bridge built by the governor.
Asiwaju said, “Nyesom, I say thank you for your contribution to my victory. I couldn’t have done it without some structural support. I will never forget the pivotal role the great and wonderful people of this state played in my victorious campaign to become the next President of this country. You have my eternal gratitude.
“In His Excellency, Governor Wike, I see a man of principle. He took a principled stand that the Presidency should be returned to the South; and he had the courage to stand by his convictions, not minding whose ox was gored.
“He is, indeed, a man of great integrity. He did not choose to serve his own interests, rather, the interests of the nation and the people of Rivers State. I thank him for his selfless leadership.”
Tinubu, however, vowed to work in all the states across the country without marginalization. He said, “I will not marginalise any region, but will leave legacy projects across the length and breadth of Nigeria.”
Again, he commended Wike for his unprecedented achievements in the state.