- Nyesom Wike, the Rivers state governor, has challenged his counterparts in the Niger Delta region to commission projects for 3 weeks nonstop like him
- The governor said his critics should come out openly rather than criticizing him under group names over his revelation that President Buhari paid 13% derivation funds to the governors in the region
- Wike, a prominent PDP governor, boasted that he has never commissioned a project for more than a year, while his critics are using 4 years to commission 1 project
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Emohua, Rivers - The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, has attacked his counterpart in the Niger Delta region over the 13% derivation arrears that Muhammadu Buhari's administration paid.
Wike challenged the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ifeanyi Okowa, and other governors in the Niger Delta region to commission projects for 3 weeks as he has done, The Nation reported.
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The PDP leader said rather than criticising President Buhari, the likes of Okowa, Godwin Obaseki of Edo, Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom, and Duoye Diri of Bayelsa should start commissioning projects like him.
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Wike alleged that his counterparts in the region were hiding under groups like Ijaw Professionals, Akwa Ibom Professionals to insult him. He then urged them to come out openly and stop behaving like cowards.
The governor made the remark at the first-ever road to Rumuodogo communities Emohua local government area of the state.
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According to Wike, these south-south governors spend 4 years commissioning 1 project.
The prominent PDP leader boasted that he had never done a project for more than a year before.
Both Okowa, Diri, Obaseki, Emmanuel are all members of the PDP and Niger Delta governors who received the 13% derivation funds that were not paid since 1999 but paid by Buhari's administration.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that the governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, has made many people emotional as he gifts his jacket and hat to supporters at a campaign ground.
In a viral video, Wike was seen throwing the wears to supporters after he said the head was too much for him to bear. The supporters were elated.
Some Nigerians have seen the PDP governor's gesture as a move to prepare the ground for himself in the 2027 presidential election.