GOVERNOR WIKE DECLARES THAT RIVERS STATE WOULD NOT JOIN APC BUT WOULD CONTINUE TO BE A PDP STATE.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on June 30, 2021
Governor Nyesom Wike has declared that Rivers State would not join the All Progressives Congress, APC, but would continue to be a PDP state, even if it is the only opposition state in the country.
Governor Wike made the declaration at the flag off of Woji Aleto-Alesa-Refinery Road and Bridge with spur to the East-West Road performed by former Governor of Abia state, Senator Theodore Orji.
The Governor noted that some PDP Governors who cannot win local government election in their states but rode from the back of the party to become Governors and now defecting to the APC had nothing to offer to their people.
He said the PDP administration in the state had provided basic infrastructure and was showcasing projects that were impacting on the lives of the people saying the road will decongest the East- West Road.
Governor Wike who recalled some road projects like the Woji Akpajo Road, Rebisi Fly Over to Elelenwo Road awarded and contracted amount of money collected up front but abandoned by the previous administration, said he decided to complete them for the overall benefit of Rivers people.
Performing the flag off Senator Theodore Orji described Wike as fearless, dogged and a firm Governor who had not relented in fighting for Rivers people, saying that his developmental strides have touched different facets of the state with positive impact on the lives of the people.
Senator Orji who noted that Governor Wike was running an all inclusive government by bringing people from different parts of the country across political divide to flag off and inaugurates projects, noted that the Governor was indeed a promise keeping Governor and urged him to sustain the tempo.
In his project description, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Special Projects, George Kelly Alabo said the eight kilometer road would link up Onne Port in Eleme Local Government Area and the Port Harcourt Refinery in Okrika Local Government Area as well as reduced travel time.