Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has reacted to the Minority leadership tussle at the House of Representatives which saw the emergency of Ndudi Elemelu of Delta State as the Minority leader instead of Kingsley Chinda.
The governor said was not surprised by what happened at the House of Representatives, saying that trading had been placed above party loyalty at the House.
Speaking during a Courtesy Visit by the Governor of Oyo State, Oluseyi Makinde at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Thursday, Wike mentioned that he is sorely a party loyalist that believe in the ideals of the PDP.
He said: “I am not amazed 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”.
Wike said that peer review was necessary 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 said that he has confidence in the ability of the Oyo State Governor to move the state to the next level and bring development.
Earlier, Makinde said what happened at the House of Representatives where the position of the PDP was called for 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 make that it is carried out ”, he added .
He also said that he was in Rivers State to also discuss issues of true federalism and the role of states in the development process.
Makinde appreciated the Rivers State Governor for his developmental strides during his first term, saying that he expect him to deliver more projects for the people.
“We have seen the good works of the Governor during his first tenure . We are here to emulate him”, he added finally