The President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday, thanked Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State for contributing to his victory at the February 25 presidential poll.
According to reports, Tinubu, who spoke on Wednesday, while commissioning the Rumuokwuta/Rumuola flyover in Port Harcourt, explained that Wike’s insistence that the presidency must return to the Southern party of the country was part of the factor that guaranteed his victory.
The President-elect described Wike as a man of integrity who abandoned his personal interest for the interest of the nation.
According to the former Lagos governor, despite the rumours and speculation peddled against him during the electioneering season, Wike stood by his conviction.
He said, “Nyesom, I say thank you for your contribution to my victory. I couldn’t have done this without some structural support. In Wike, I see a man of principle.
“He took a good stand that the presidency must return to the South and he had the courage to stand by his conviction not minding those against him.
“Wike is indeed a man of great integrity, he did not choose to serve his own interests but rather the internet of the nation. You promoted unity, you promoted fairness.
“There was so much gossip and speculation but you stood your ground”.