Governor Nyesom Wike says Rivers people would not jettison the performing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and “waste their votes” on any opposition party, particularly the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to a statement by Kelvin Ebiri, his Special Assistant on Media, Wike made this assertion after inspection of on-going construction work of the over 13 kilometre Rumuodogo 1 and Rumuodogo 2 road in Emohua Local Government Area of the state on Thursday.
He noted that in the last seven years the APC-led Federal Government has denied Rivers State basic amenities, hence the people of the state would not support any candidate of the party in the 2023 general elections.
Wike said he remained grateful to God for the privilege to be the one since the creation of Rivers State in 1967, to make Rumuodogo 1 and Rumuodogo 2 accessible by road.
“Emotionally, I am touched. I can’t thank God enough for giving me the opportunity to be the person to open up this community. What is governance? The whole essence of governance is for people to be happy and having the feeling that their lives will be turned around,” the governor said.
Wike reiterated that based on the performance of his administration, Rivers people would in 2023 general elections wholeheartedly return the PDP to power in the state.
“We have shown that we have the capacity and what it takes to govern and to govern very well,” the governor said.
Wike said he would recommend to the incoming PDP government the construction of a bridge that would connect Rumuodogo communities to Harry’s Town in Degema Local Government Area of the state.
“By the grace of God, the next incoming government will look at it and see how they can connect here (Rumuodogo) to the riverine area. That will be part of our recommendation to the next government which by the grace of God will be a PDP government. The other party, APC, they have been there for almost 8 years, they couldn’t do anything,” he said.
Governor Wike, who had earlier inspected on going road construction in Mgbuitanwo community also in Emohua LGA, expressed satisfaction with the quality of work done so far by the contractor, Julius Berger.
“Streetlights have been fixed and we are very happy with the quality of work done. You can see how happy the villagers are, even without them knowing that I was coming, they came out to show their appreciation,” the governor said.