- Governor Wike has urged President Buhari to visit Rivers state
- The governor appreciated Buhari for approving the refund of the sum of N78.9 billion to the state
- Going further, Wike said the state is ready to partner with the federal government
Governor Wike has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for approving refund of the sum of N78.9 billion to the Rivers state government.
The money was released as the cost of execution of the federal government's road projects in the state.
He also commended Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for the support he provided to the state.
"I wish to, therefore, appeal to Mr. President to kindly oblige us with a State visit when invited, to see what we have accomplished for the state and our people with the money," the governor said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Wike said he wants all south-south states to be governed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Wike disclosed this when he spoke on Arise TV.
Speaking on the forthcoming Edo election, he explained that as a loyal party man, he would want his party to win in the state.
Going further, he praised the PDP for resolving the disagreement that ensued in Edo state before last week’s governorship primary.
Legit.ng had also reported that the history of Nigerian politics is replete with recurrent clashes between state governors and their deputies.
Some pundits attribute this to the fact that in most cases, governorship candidates don't get to choose who they want as their deputies, but often work with the choice of their political parties.
In some other cases, crises erupt between state governors and their deputies when the latter feel sidelined in important government issues.
What is, however, common in most cases is that governors often have an upper hand when such crisis occurs. They do not only get their deputies off their seat but also render them politically "inactive" in the end.
This list examines Nigerian governors who fought and politically destroyed their deputies.
Number one on the list is the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former governor of Lagos, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and his former deputy, Kofoworola Bucknor-Akerele.
Bucknor-Akerele had an intense political clash with Tinubu which eventually led to her resignation.
According to her, the falling-out occurred when she opposed Tinubu's plan to allegedly hijack their party. She said she resigned when the rift got intense and fetish objects were planted in her office.