Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has applauded his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike for supporting Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC), in the presidential elections.
El-Rufai spoke during the commissioning of the Eneka/Igbo-Etche Link Road in Rivers State.
El-Rufai thanked Wike for supporting power rotation to the South while still in an opposition party. El-Rufai is a member of the ruling APC.
Here is an excerpt from his statement:
“I want to, on behalf of our presidential candidate and our party, thank you and the good people of Rivers State for making the right choice of voting for Aiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“It is the first time since the Fourth Republic started in 1999 that the PDP was unable to get 25% in Rivers State. It shows that the people of Rivers State can differentiate and they know when to vote for quality and they voted for quality over political sentiments. We want to thank you for providing that leadership, Governor Wike.”
Wike is the leader of the G-5 Governors who opposed the presidential campaign of their party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and its candidate Atiku Abubakar.
This revelation by El-Rufai puts to an end, the mystery of Bola Tinubu winning the majority vote in Rivers State during the presidential elections.
The recently concluded elections in Nigeria have been tainted by violence, voter suppression and outright fraud.
In Rivers State, several lives were lost while voter suppression and rigging were rampant in both the presidential and gubernatorial elections.