The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike’s claims that the Transportation minister, Rotimi Amaechi and other ruling party stalwarts prevented the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo from inaugurating projects in the state.
Wike had condemned the APC for trying to steal the shine of his administration by preventing the Acting President from seeing what had been accomplished on ground in terms of projects.
He said, “They didn’t want the Acting President to come and see what we are doing. Anyhow, Nigerians have seen what we have done. Some people were in office for eight years, yet couldn’t do anything for the people.
“The little we have done for our people, we asked them to come and take a look. They prevented the Acting President from coming because they felt his coming to inaugurate the projects would make the party (PDP) popular.”
In retort, the Rivers State APC publicity secretary, Chris Finebone said the Acting President was too busy to embark on mundane activities like the inauguration of markets and motorparks.
He said, “The governor should understand that no president in Nigeria goes about inaugurating local government projects such as market and motor parks.
“The Acting President, pressed for time, managed to inaugurate the only two road projects that appeared to him to be significant.
“Ordinarily, we believe that Governor Wike should have shown appreciation that the Acting President squeezed in time for the inauguration of those two projects and not accuse him and APC of playing politics.