The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, says tt would not have been important to respond to the tomfoolery called ‘Wike’s 100 days in office’ since the party knows that the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike is desperately looking for cheap popularity at the expense of settling down to work with the huge high-interest loans he collected from banks at the detriment of the state.
The APC in a statement signed by Chris Finebone said the decision of Nyesom Wike to make the road infrastructure segment the staging ground of his theatre of the absurd has made a response from the APC imperative.
The statement reads: “Abonnema Road & Obonoma Bridge
The Abonnema Road complete with bridge just commissioned by Nyesom Wike was designed, constructed by the administration of Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, and as at 29th of May 2015, the Amaechi administration had completed 85% of the project. What is the need for celebration of just 15% input made with a high interest loan? Another question is that who should take the glory for this project? Wike or Amaechi?
“Iloabuchi – Eagle Island Link Road& Bridge
The construction of Iloabuchi – Eagle Island link Road commissioned by Nyesom Wike is also the achievement of the Amaechi administration because as at 29th of May 2015 payment/work done on that road stood at 85%; it would be wrong for Wike to deceive himself and the people claiming that he has done anything worth celebrating. You cannot dance around Amaechi’s achievements, appropriating someone’s glory when you have contributed very little or nothing.
“Abuloma – Woji Road & Bridg
The construction of Woji Road with bridge was designed, constructed by the administration of Rt. Hon Rotimi Amaechi and as at 29th May, 2015 that road had achieved 80% completion. What is the noise by Wike claiming this project when he has not added up to 5% to the project? He should stop deceiving the people as the day of reckoning will soon come. We advise Wike to always tell the public what percentage of completion Amaechi achieved and what he has added.
“The dualisation of Woji – Elelewo Road with a Bridge and Flyover
Please note that the Amaechi administration had achieved 90% of the flyover and 70% of the bridge in all. This project attained 75% completion by the Amaechi administration by 29th May, 2015 despite the paucity of funds at the time. Today, even with loans taken by Wike, his administration has not made 10% input to the completion status of this project. We advise Wike to settle down and conceive his own ideas of decongesting Port Harcourt to compliment the laudable achievements of Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
“Dualisation of Garrison/ Trans-Amadi /Woji / Elelewo/ East West Road
This is one of the most laudable achievements of Rt. Hon Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi’s Administration. As at 29th May, 2015 Gov Amaechi’s administration had paid over 15 billion naira representing 50% of the cost of the project while Wike with huge loans collected has paid only 2 billion naira to the contractor. Who is he deceiving? You can deceive the people but you cannot deceive the records. If Wike feels that he can deceive the public by running around projects conceptualized and done by the Amaechi administration and belittling the former governor’s monumental achievements, he is deceiving himself because the records are there to speak for the former governor.
“Deplorable state of Amaechi Drive Road, Eneka/Rukpokwu Road
Nyesom Wike should also make bold to tell us all the roads his companies built and those he abandoned during Governor Amaechi’s administration that are now in very deployable state. Such roads include the Amaechi Drive Road, Eneka/Rukpokwu Road just to mention a few.
“We challenge Wike to tell Rivers people how much of the N30 billion loan obtained from banks is being spent on projects and services other than bribing judges and hiring lawyers to cover up for the rigging and violence that characterized the April 11 sham election in Rivers State. If Wike feels that our records are not correct, then he should challenge us and we are ready to justify the veracity of what we put out into the public domain.
“What Rivers people expect from Wike is a detailed blueprint of what he intends to achieve as Governor of Rivers state; what are the new innovations, critical thinking and values he can add to the existing achievements of the last administration in Rivers state.”