Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, says Nigerians now know clearly that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has their best interest at heart with the commitment it has shown in fulfilling every promise made in ensuring an enduring improvement in their socioeconomic situations.
Wike stated this at the commissioning of dualised Forces Avenue, Olumeni and Harvey Streets in Old Government Residential Area, Port Harcourt by Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal on Friday night.
The Rivers State Governor said the administration of his predecessor under the All Progressives Congress (APC) deliberately ignored the roads in the Old GRA of Port Harcourt, thereby leaving the area in blighted condition.
Wike stated that his conviction in developing the city and building it into world-class status that will market the entire state stemmed from the fact that it is the first point of contact to every visitor to the state.
He revealed that former Rivers State Governor, Celestine Omehia before leaving office in October 2007 had awarded the contract for the dualisation of Forces Avenue but his successor Rotimi Amaechi, for inexplicable reasons, stopped the contractor from executing the project.
The inaugurated roads…
“Celestine Omehia was the one who awarded the dualisation of this project, not to Julius Berger, but to another contractor. But his first cousin (Amaechi) said the job should not go on. But I thank God today that Celestine Omehia is witnessing that his dream has come through to the glory of God,” Wike said.
He said he would spend the entire next week commissioning more projects across the State to remind Nigerians that PDP offers the only hope to emancipate the country from the alleged appalling poor governance that has characterised the APC led Government since 2015.
To buttress his assertion that PDP governors were excelling in their respective states, Wike said he was in Sokoto State in November to commission a major water project that would serve nine local governments and lay the foundation of a University Teaching Hospital.
Wike claimed out that the APC has been unable to keep its promises to Nigerians and has also not confidently executed development projects in the states that they control, alleging that this has emboldened Nigerians to reject the party.
Inaugurating the road projects, Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, asserted that the performance of Governor Wike has justified the confidence reposed in him by Rivers people who had reelected him to serve them for a second term.
Governor Tambuwal, who affirmed that PDP governors are doing well in their respective states, described Governor Wike, as a bridge builder, and a special gift to the country.
“Almost two years into your second term, I believe that you have justified their confidence. You have done so exceedingly well.
“Those following you and those following development in Rivers, and democratic development in Nigeria, know your place in this state, and at the national scene in delivering your mandate, and your efforts at building bridges across Nigeria. You’re indeed a special gift to thae people of Rivers State and Nigeria at large.
“As said by the National Chairman of PDP, and re-echoed by my brother, Governor Wike, the governors of PDP in Nigeria are doing well in their respective states. We are all doing our best to deliver on our promises and to provide good governance.
“We must continue to do that, not only to justify the confidence of the people, but also, as a mark of gratitude to God Almighty.”
National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus was also at the inauguration of the road project.