By Dan Atayi
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that he was not moved by the HOR minority leadership imbroglio that led to the adjournment of the green carpet chambers plenary yesterday, disclosing that personal interest and political bargains has been placed above party loyalty in the house.
Governor Wike who stated this during a Courtesy Visit to the government house in Portharcourt on Thursday by his Oyo state counterpart, Oluseyi Makinde, reiterated his unalloyed loyalty to the PDP and avered that he is a stern believer in the ideals of the party.
According to the Governor; “I am not surprised. When you have traders and merchants, what do you expect?
“It is unfortunate for those who do not understand what politics is all about. I am a core party man. I believe in the party”.
Governor Wike lauded his PDP counterpart from Oyo state for the visit and harped on the many advantages of such visits which he said is pertinent to advance the course of development across the states of the Federation.
“I am happy for this visit. We shall reciprocate the visit at the appropriate time . It is good for us to continue to compare notes to learn best practices from each other “, he said.
He expressed confidence in the ability of the Oyo State Governor to move the state forward and entrench development.
Commenting on the unfortunate incidence in the house of reps by the PDP members, Oyo State Governor, Oluseyi Makinde stated that the position of the party which was subverted at the House of Representatives calls for seriousl concern.
“We all saw what happened at the National Assembly yesterday, they are things that calls for concern, if the party takes a position on certain things, we want to ensure that, that is carried through”, he said.
Oyo state governor also predicated his visit to the Rivers state on the need to discuss issues of true federalism and the role of states in the development process.
He further commended the Rivers State Governor for the projects he executed during his first term, urging the Governor to deliver more projects for the people in his second tenure which just commenced.
In his words,
“We have seen the giant strides of the Governor during his first term. We are here to learn from him”.