Enemies of Rivers will fail at poll, says Wike

Enemies of Rivers will fail at poll, says Wike

Mike Odiegwu, Port Harcourt

Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has vowed that enemies of the state will fail at the forthcoming elections.

The Governor said voting revolution would be adopted as a strategy to crumble the ambitions of haters of the state.

Wike spoke at Obodhi-Ozochi Junction, where he kicked off the Obodhi-Ozochi Road/Bridge construction in Ahoada West Local Government Area on Wednesday.

He said the voting revolution would ensure the election of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Siminialayi Fubara, to consolidate on the achievements of his administration.

Wike said Rivers PDP would commence its campaign by Monday in Omoku, the headquarters of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area.

The Governor said it would be in the interest of the people of the State to vote for the PDP governorship, National and State legislative candidates to consolidate on the gains of the past seven years.

He said the state would suffer stagnation if any opposition party was erroneously voted into power.

Wike urged voters in Ekpeye land to be ready and be part of the voting revolution, with the same excitement shown as they received the democratic dividends delivered by his administration in the area.

The Governor recalled how some of their sons like the Deputy Speaker, Rivers State House of Assembly,  Edison Ehie; Hope Ikiriko and Benjamin Eke, amongst others supported his bid to become governor in 2015.

“Today, they are delighted that they are part of the government and are attracting development to communities in Ekpeye land”, he said.

Wike particularly, thanked God  for enabling him to change the developmental narrative for communities as  they had not witnessed government presence.

He said Ehie was the first to notify him of  Ozochi that had never been linked by road to any neigbouring town.

The governor frowned on the non-execution of the contract for the reconstruction of Government Secondary School in Okarki by Ekpeye sons, even when the state government had paid 100 per cent of the contract sum to the contractors.

Wike, however, announced that his administration would re-award the project to another company and ensure its completion.

The Rivers State governor warned youths in the area against attacking road construction workers, as government would not hesitate to discontinue the project.

The governor also awarded the contract for the construction of Eleume-Oshiobele Road and  pronounced recognition for the paramount rulers of Ogbogolo community and Odiokwu communities in Ahoada West Council. 

Wike frowned on Eze Felix Otuwarikpo, the king of Igbu Ukpata for his recent activities that clearly marked him out to have a political interest.

The governor said his administration, which  recognised and upgraded the traditional stool of Eze Felix Otuwarikpo would not tolerate the situation of using it to stage a political fight against the state  government.

In his description of the project, Rivers State Commissioner for Works, Dr George-Kelly Dakorinima Alabo said no vehicle had ever driven on land into the two benefiting communities.

“This construction work will provide asphalted road of 11.2 KM in length that will have 100milimeter pavement thickness with a 200 meters long, 10 span bridge. The work, handled by SETRACO Nigeria Limited will be completed in 8 months”, he said.

Source: The Nation

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