No governorship aspirant of another party will succeed me -Wike
Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike on Wednesday said politicians with not development plan for Rivers people cannot succeed him as state governor.
Wike made the claim at the inauguration of the remodelled Waterlines House in Port Harcourt on Wednesday by former Kogi State governor, Alhaji Idris Ibrahim.
Wike noted that some of the candidates in other political parties seeking to succeed him in office had no agenda for the State.
The governor promised not to let the state to be succeeded by those who are only eager to boost their selfish desires.
“I thank all Rivers people for the support you have given us, for the prayers you are offering on our behalf. I will continue to let you know that we will not let you down. We will continue to do the best for Rivers. and that is why we also tell you to listen to us. We will tell you those to vote for because I will tell you who is who.
“There are those who just want to be governor, but they have no agenda. And in any case, why will you change a winning team that has given you all these? I will not allow this state to go astray to fall into the hands of armed robbers.” he said.
Wike claimed that the people of Rivers State were pleased with the infrastructure and human development strides of his administration and would vote massively for the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidates in the State in next year’s general elections.
Wike expressed gratitude for the chance that Rivers people had given him to serve them as their governor, and pledged to someday render account of his stewardship.
“I will give accounts and that account I am going to give is that Rivers State, you gave me opportunity, see what I have done. I have defended Rivers State. I have challenged the country in so many things that were against the interest of this State. I will never sell this State for one Kobo.”
Wike characterized Rivers State as the most peaceful State in the country because of the blessing of God on it.
He emphasized that because the State performs ‘Jesus economy’, his government was able to carry on flagging off new projects and inaugurating completed ones.
“Time will come when we will present a report card, local government by local government. I am sure in the next few months we will be in Kalabari to commission the Trans-Kalabari road which has never happened.”
“From Saakpenwa to Kono is about 31 kilometres. In the next few months, we will be there to commission that road that has opened the entire Ogoni area, that has opened Bori as a city.” he added.
Furthermore, Wike notified that directive had been given for the discharge of fund for the completion of the Andoni axis of the Ogoni-Opobo-Andoni Unity Road. Funds, according to him, have also been released for the reconstruction of the Abuloma Road and Victoria Street in Port Harcourt Local Government Area.
Wike, speaking on the remodelled Waterlines House, said the old structure was a resort for criminals until his government seized it.
He said the building could be handed over to the Rivers State Civil service or leased out on a public private partnership arrangement.
Inaugurating the remodelled Waterlines House, former Kogi State governor, Alhaji Idris Ibrahim remarked that the numerous development projects of Wike were physical evidences of good leadership that had the welfare of the people at heart.
“Leadership is about people’s wellbeing and welfare and the feat governor Wike has achieved is great in the last seven years of his administration.
“No doubt, the good people of Rivers State are very happy with his development strides in all areas. One good thing about governor Wike’s projects is that they have direct bearing on the life of the people, from building of roads to flyovers, bridges, hospitals, markets, parks, water works, electricity and they are also equitably distributed across the State.” he said.