A former senator, representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani has lampooned Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, describing him as a boolicker desperate for favours.
Sani said this while reacting to the declaration of a public holiday and shutting down businesses in the state over the visit of the ‘president-elect’, Bola Tinubu.
Sani mocked Wike, saying his action was a sign of “desperation for favours.”
Wike had in a statewide broadcast on Tuesday declared Wednesday, May 3, as a public holiday to enable residents of the state to come out en masse to welcome Tinubu to the state.
The Rivers governor also 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, directing labour unions and security agencies to ensure compliance with the closure order.
But in a post posted to his verified Twitter handle on Wednesday, Sani chided Wike and also asked the ‘president-elect’ to discourage such actions so that it would not become a norm.
Sani tweeted, “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.”