Shehu Sani Faults Wike’s Public Holiday Declaration Over Tinubu’s Visit


Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani took to Twitter to criticize Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State for declaring a public holiday and halting economic, social, and educational activities in the state during President-elect Bola Tinubu’s visit.

Governor Wike had declared a public holiday in his state in order to enable residents of the state to come out en masse to welcome the president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Wike, in a statewide broadcast on Tuesday, ordered that all shops and business premises on the Rumuola to Rumuokwuta roads in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state should be closed from 8.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. on Wednesday.

Reacting to his directive on Wednesday, Sani accused Wike of being desperate for favor and accommodation, stating that while commissioning projects is commendable, disrupting the state’s activities for it is a sign of desperation.

He urged Tinubu to reject such behavior, warning that it could become the norm if not addressed.

His words: “Commissioning a project is a mark of a great achievement. Kudos. But Grounding the economic, Social & educational activities of the state for that purpose is a mark of desperation for favours & accommodation by a lickspittle.

“Tinubu can say no to that or else it becomes the norm.”

The President-elect is expected to commission projects during his two-day visit to the state.

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