- Governor Wike has hit hard at the ruling All Progressives Congress over alleged poor performance
- The governor described APC as a failed party
- Wike, however, urged Nigerians to support PDP to return to power in 2023
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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has failed Nigerians in all ramifications.
The Sun reports that the governor made the remark on Wednesday, August 12, when the state executive of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, in Port Harcourt.
Legit.ng gathered that he recalled how the APC promised Nigerians of solving most challenging national issues but has continued to give excuses for their failure.
He said: “Nigeria is hoping for PDP, APC has failed Nigeria. This is no more time for promises. You have promised and you have failed. There is nothing to try you again.
“Nigerians have realised that it is better they stay with the PDP that has the interest of Nigeria at heart than a party that gives excuses everyday.
“You know there are problems in Nigeria and you made promises, asking Nigerians to vote for you and for five years, nothing has changed.”
Governor Wike told the delegation that his attention was focused on governance and delivering service to the people.
“Let me say clearly that this is no time for politics. My concern now is to make sure we deliver all the promises we have made to the people of the state. When politics comes, we will have our report card to show the people.
“It has never happened in the history of this country. Within one year, a state government will construct five flyovers projects at the same time.
“In October last year, three flyover projects were flagged-off and they will be completed this December 2020. In July, we started the expansion of Rumuola flyover and tomorrow, we will sign contract papers with Julius Berger Nigeria PLC for the GRA junction flyover, that includes the dualisation of Ezimgbu Link Road and Tombia Road extension.
“So many people ask us where we get money for the projects during this COVID-19 pandemic. I tell them if God is with you, you will not have any problem. God has given us the opportunity at this point in time and he will not abandon us.
“We will be executing projects and also continue to fight to make sure our people are safe. We will provide basic infrastructure for our people and also improve the economy of our State. We cannot give excuses, but we will continue to do our best,” he stated.
He urged the party executives to show more love to the party by being loyal and committed, adding that the action plan of the party executive and urged them to do their best in consolidating the gains of the party in the state.
“As officers, you owe the party a lot. You have to consolidate the gains we have already recorded. No state can say they are better off than Rivers State. We have successfully conducted our congresses without problems. God has given us what it takes. With all the people working with us and showing commitment, we will move this State to the next level of positive development.
“I plead with you all to work cooperatively with the chairman and be united. We are going to work together to draw up a plan that will make us more effective," he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Rivers state government said it did not received N78 billion refund from the federal government contrary to the reports being peddled by some people.
It was reported that while speaking in a statement on the refund, Paulinus Nsirim, who is the state commissioner for information and communications, said only the approval for the N78 billion was made by the federal government.
In a related report a member of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Caroline Nagbo, denied receiving N142 million from the federal agency.
This followed a report by a Port Harcourt-based newspaper that acting members of the commission each got N142 million.
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