President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has unveiled some projects in Port Harcourt, Rivers State’s capital.
Speaking at the inauguration of the projects, Tinubu pledged to work for Nigerians without excluding any group from development efforts.
The president-elect is in the state for a two-day visit at the invitation of the outgoing governor, Nyesom Wike, to inaugurate projects carried out by his administration.
A statement signed by Abdulaziz Abdulaziz on Wednesday from the office of the president-elect quoted Mr Tinubu as saying that “I will not marginalise any region, but will leave legacy projects across the length and breadth of Nigeria,” he said at the opening of Rumuokwuta/Rumuola Flyover Bridge.
The president-elect commended Governor Wike for his development strides in Rivers State, especially for the 12 flyovers constructed across the capital city, saying history will forever be kind to administration.
While speaking on politics related matters, Mr. Tinubu said he will never forget the massive support he received from the residents of the state in the February 25 presidential election.
He said, “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, but rather, the interests of the nation and the people of Rivers State. I thank him for his selfless leadership,” he added.
In his part, the host, Nyesom Wike said the invitation for Mr Tinubu to commission projects in the state was a fulfilment of the promise made during the President-elect’s campaign visit to the state.
The event was attended by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and Governors Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa), David Umahi (Ebonyi), AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq (Kwara), Seyi Makinde (Oyo) and Hope Uzodinma (Imo).
Others were former Governors Peter Odili (Rivers), Bisi Akande (Osun), James Ibori (Delta), Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Timipre Sylva (Bayelsa) and Ayo Fayose (Ekiti).
Others in attendance were the governor-elect of Rivers State, Sim Fubara, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, Dele Alake and Kashim Ibrahim Imam, among others.
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu would be inaugurated as Nigeria’s new president on May 29 after he was declared winner of the February 25 presidential poll.
He scored a total of 8,794,726 votes, the highest of all the candidates.
He will be replacing president Muhammadu Buhari who will be completing his two two terms of eight years as stipulated by the Nigerian constitution.