Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike has said the federal government under the president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (Retd.), has not yet implemented a single project in the state.
The governor said the people of Rivers State were impressed by the achievements of the Peoples Democratic Party-led government and would not waste their votes on any other political party, most notably the All Progressives Congress.
He reiterated that for the past seven years, the APC-led federal government has denied the state basic services, saying that people of the state will not support any of the party’s candidates in the 2023 general election.
Wike made this claim after inspecting the ongoing construction work of the more than 13-kilometer-long Rumuodogo 1 and Rumuodogo 2 road in the state’s Emohua Local Government Area.
The governor expressed in an emotional voice his gratitude to God for the privilege of being the one who has made Rumuodogo 1 and Rumuodogo 2 accessible by road since the founding of Rivers State in 1967.
“Emotionally I was touched. I can’t thank God enough for giving me the opportunity to be the person who opens up this community.
“What is governance? The whole essence of governance is that people are happy and feel that their lives will be turned upside down,” he stated.
He claimed that, based on his administration’s performance, the Rivers people will wholeheartedly bring the PDP to power in the state in the 2023 general election.
“We have shown that we have the capacity and what it takes to govern and to govern very well,” he added.
The governor said he would recommend the incoming PDP government to consider building a bridge connecting Rumuodogo communities to Harry’s Town in the state’s Degema Local Government Area.
“By the grace of God, the next incoming government will look into it and see how they can connect here (Rumuodogo) with the river area.
“That will be part of our recommendation to the next government that by the grace of God will be a PDP government. The other party, APC, they’ve been there for almost eight years, they couldn’t do anything,” Wike said.
Governor Wike, who had previously inspected a road construction in progress in Mgbuitanwo Municipality, also in Emohua LGA, expressed his satisfaction with the quality of the work carried out so far by the contractor, Julius Berger.
“The street lighting has been repaired and we are very pleased with the quality of the work delivered. You can see how happy the villagers are, even without knowing I was coming, they came out to show their appreciation,” the governor said.
The president of Emohua LGA, Dr. Chidi Lloyd, said he was eternally grateful to Governor Wike for granting his request for the construction of the Rumuodogo 1 and Rumuodogo 2 road.
Likewise, His Royal Majesty, Nne-Nwe-Eli Emohua XIII (OLO IV), Ohna Sergeant Chidi Awuse, said by making the remote communities of Rumuodogo 1 and Rumuodogo 2 accessible by road, Governor Wike had again proved that he was indeed a promise custodian.