Governor Of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has voiced his opinion on the proposed visit of President Buhari to the state which he said he isn’t officially aware of yet. Wike declared that Buhari’s visit cannot resurrect the APC which he described as a dead party in the state.
Wike stated that the Federal Government has not briefed him on the much-touted proposed visit of President Muhammadu Buhari’s to the state or why he is coming to the state.
He however highlighted that the President’s visit might be aimed at reviving the dwindling fortunes of the All Progressive Congress (APC) which the governor described as dead in the state.
The Governor made this known on Thursday March 8, while Flagging off the reconstruction of Egbelu Street and construction of link roads in East-West in Rumuodara, Obio Akpor Local Government Area.
He said: “I hear they say that the President is coming to our state. I have not been told the President is coming and why he is coming. He has the right to come to any state.
“Maybe the President is coming to make sure that he will improve the fortunes of the APC that is dead in Rivers State.
“Apart from Jesus Christ, we don’t know of anyone who has risen a dead thing. APC is a dead party in Rivers State. No matter how you fast and pray, it will never wake up”.
Rivers State is listed among the states President Buhari would be visiting over the recent unwarranted killing of innocent people with Benue, Taraba and Plateau state also on the list.
Governor Wike also had this to say: He said; “Let nobody bother him or herself that the President is coming for security reasons. We don’t have security challenges in the state.
“We have never had herdsmen killings or crisis in the state, except when some criminals tried to disrupt the peace and they were checked. We resolved that challenge”.