The Director of the Abuja School of Social and Political Thoughts, Dr. Sam Amadi has slammed Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State over his decision to declare a public holiday as President-elect, Bola Tinubu visits the State.
Amadi said that Wike probably thinks that the President-elect is an official position, noting that Tinubu’s visit cannot be official.
His statement is contained in a post via his Twitter handle on Tuesday.
Recall that Wike had declared Wednesday May 3 a public holiday for the people to receive Tinubu.
Tinubu is expected to commission some projects, including a flyover at Rumuokwuta and Rumuola junction in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area and a Magistrate Court complex at the Moscow Road in the Port-Harcourt City Local Government Area, during his visit to the State.
However, Amadi wrote, “Governor Wike probably thinks ‘President-elect’ is an official position. The visit of @officialABAT cannot be an ‘official’ visit. It is so painful that leaders would degrade statecraft with pedestrian actions.
“If you degrade language, you degrade leadership, ala George Orwell.”