“PDP different from APC because it always keeps its promises” – Wike

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is better than the All Progressives Congress (APC) because the former keeps its promises to the people while the latter does not.

According to a statement by his media aide, Kelvin Ebiri, the governor stated this Thursday when former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu commissioned the Abonnema Ring Road in Akuku Toru Local Government Area of the State.

He added that the non-stop inauguration of completed projects has silenced critics and members of the opposition APC in the state.

The governor said instead of the opposition to address how it could encourage APC governors to roll out projects for inauguration as done by PDP governors, they were hiding under the guise of speaking for local contracting firms.

He described the allegation that his administration has refused to empower local contracting firms to handle project construction as sheer falsehood.

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Wike said some of the projects that have been inaugurated this week like the Semi-Nonwa -Kira Road were handled by Rivers construction firm, Lubrik Construction company, while the Abonnema Ring road was executed by O.K Isokariari Construction Company.

The governor said his administration remained mindful of empowering Rivers people, encouraging and trusting them to handle some critical projects because he believed in their capacity.

“Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have said I should mention those whom, locally, we have empowered. OK Isokariari Company is a Rivers Company. They did Phase One of Okochiri Road.  They have also done this Abonnema Ring Road.

“Lubrik Construction Company Ltd is a local company too.  As we go on, we will begin to mention them. Our own is not to develop others without developing our own people. I’m happy with the contractor.  We will continue to engage you so that you’ll employ Rivers sons and daughters.

“You see how we have silenced them in the state. We commissioned projects until the 24th of December 202 . We have started this year since 4th January 2021. Let them tell their people to roll out their projects and call people,” Wike said.

The governor said the PDP is different from APC because it always keeps its promises to the people, deliver good governance and quality projects that satisfy the yearnings of the people.

“For us, as a party and government, whatever promises we make we must fulfil them. We are not a party that promises and fail or gives excuses.

“We are a party that when we make a promise, we must fulfil the promise because we owe it to the people. That is why I have told our people, we have no choice, that the only hope this country has today is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).”

Former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, said by executing projects in the hinterland land other than the city, the Wike administration has demonstrated equity and justice to Rivers people.

He noted that the lessons to be learnt from the series of project inauguration in Rivers State by governors and other political leaders, should be for them to get inspired and replicate such development in their various States and at the national level.

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