The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked Governor Nyesom Wike to play less of divisive politics.
The party made this claim in reaction to Wike’s invitation of President-elect Bola Tinubu to the state.
The Rivers APC therefore said it has dissociated itself from the visit to the state on Wednesday.
Tinubu is expected in Rivers for two days and will commission a flyover at Rumuokwuta and Rumuola junction in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area.
He will also commission a Magistrate Court complex at the Moscow Road in the Port Harcourt City Local Government Area.
A statement on Tuesday by APC Publicity Secretary, Darlington Nwauju said the party had nothing to do with Tinubu’s visit.
The spokesperson told the governor “to play less divisive politics and exercise restraint in planting seeds of discord amongst opposition political parties”.
Nwauju accused Wike of working to paint a false perception of the collapse of the APC structure in Rivers despite his boast “in previous well-documented interviews”.
According to him, the governor wants the President-elect to believe “his false narrative that there is no other opposition political party existing” in the state.
Nwauju added that the APC is “focused on pursuing justice by challenging the outcome of the flawed March 18 elections at the Elections Petitions Tribunal”.
Meanwhile, Wike has declared Wednesday a public holiday and urged the people to come out in large numbers to give Tinubu a rousing welcome.