Tinubu Turns Down Wike’s Request to Repay Rivers for Flyovers on Federal Roads
Ahmed Bola Tinubu, the president-elect of the country, has made it clear that he will not refund the cost of flyovers constructed on the federal government’s road by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.
Our Reporter reports that Tinubu’s statement was made on Wednesday during the commissioning of the 12th flyover project carried out by Gov. Wike in Port Harcourt.
During his speech, Governor Wike made a plea to the President-elect to reimburse Rivers State for the cost of the projects carried out on the federal government’s road after he is sworn in as President on May 29.
The governor stated that a letter requesting the refund had already been prepared for the incoming governor of the state, Siminialaye Fubara, which he would sign when he assumed office and ask the President to approve the refund.
In response to Wike’s demands, Tinubu asserted that he did not owe the governor anything, emphasizing that the roads were being used by the people of Rivers State.
He said, “the 12 flyovers and the demands you made for refund l, I owe you nothing, it’s your road.
“You can’t chuckle at me and make a demand. You are the one using the road. I commend your effort. You have to lobby me.”