Wike: “The Ogoni people know I am Committed to their Development”


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared  that he will never play politics with the development  of the  Ogoni ethnic nationality, hence he is executing critical  projects in  the area.

The governor  stated that PDP   will continue  to win all elections in the  State  because of the performance  of  his administration  and the goodwill  the party enjoys amongst the people.

Speaking  at  the  Rivers South-East Senatorial District PDP Rally on Thursday in Bori, Governor Wike maintained  that the main opposition  party in the state cannot campaign  because  her leaders  squandered  the resources  of  the  state  for eight years  without executing Pro-People projects.

He said: “The Ogoni people know I am committed to their development.  I have never lied to  them. Whatever  promise  I make, I have  taken steps to fulfill. This I have  done despite  the financial  downturn.

“When they were receiving N20billion monthly, they promised to execute  projects in Ogoni land,  but they failed the people.  Today, we are receiving  about N4billion monthly and we are executing the key projects we promised the Ogoni  people “.

He said  those who spent four years  at the National Assembly without attracting any development  project to Ogoni land, should  shelve  their ambition  as they lack what it takes to  develop the area.

The governor  called on INEC to take necessary  steps to conduct the outstanding  rerun elections in the State , saying  that  the  endless wait is not good for development.

He charged PDP  supporters to be peaceful  during the electioneering process in line with the  peace accord signed in Abuja,  but added that all PDP  supporters must remain  vigilant.

The governor  urged INEC  to  work towards credible polls and avoid a situation  where  the elections  are manipulated to favour the opposition  party.

Speaking  on behalf  of  the  PDP  Candidates for Rivers South-East Senatorial District and Former Member of the  House of Representatives, Mr Dum Dekor said that the district  is peaceful for elections.

Former Deputy Governor of Rivers State, Mr Tele Ikuru stated that the APC  cannot win any elections in the district  because  her leaders failed to use the resources at their disposal  for the development  of  the state.

In his remarks,  Former Acting  National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus said  the several  inconclusive elections  in  the country  is a form of  corruption  aimed at defrauding Nigerians of their resources.


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