Bola Tinubu, the president-elect, says his administration will not marginalise any part of the country.
The former Lagos governor was declared the winner of the presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on March 1 and is expected to take the oath of office on May 29.
Speaking on Wednesday at the commissioning of the Raumuokwuta/Rumuola flyover bridge in Port Harcourt, Tinubu promised that his administration “will leave legacy projects across the length and breadth of Nigeria”.
“I will never forget the pivotal role the great and wonderful people of this state played in my victorious campaign to become the next president of this country. You have my eternal gratitude.
“In his excellency, governor Wike, I see a man of principle. He took a principled stand that the presidency should be returned to the South; and he had the courage to stand by his convictions, not minding whose ox was gored.
“He is, indeed, a man of great integrity. He did not choose to serve his own interests, but rather, the interests of the nation and the people of Rivers state. I thank him for his selfless leadership.”