Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) is dead in the state. He added that President Muhammadu Buhari’s vis
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) is dead in the state.
He added that President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit will not revive the party.
The governor spoke while launching the reconstruction of Egbelu Street and construction of link roads in East-West in Rumuodara, Obio Akpor, yesterday.
Wike said the Federal Government was yet to inform him of the President’s visit and the reason behind it.
He said: “I hear they say that the President is coming to our state. I have not been told the President is coming and why he is coming. He has the right to come to any state. Maybe the President is coming to make sure that he will improve the fortunes of the APC that is dead in Rivers State. Apart from Jesus Christ, we don’t know of anyone who has risen a dead thing. APC is a dead party in Rivers State. No matter how you fast and pray, it will never wake up”.
Wike urged Rivers people not to be bothered by the politics or otherwise of the visit because the state is
“Let nobody bother him or herself that the President is coming for security reasons. We don’t have security challenges in the state. We have never had herdsmen killings or crisis in the state, except when some criminals tried to disrupt the peace and they were checked. We resolved that challenge.”
He added that there is no state where kidnappers and robbers are not operating.
The governor noted that if President Muhammadu Buhari is visiting because of kidnappers and robbers, then he should visit all 36 states.
Wike said: “Since the administration has abandoned Rivers State for three years, this visit may be a blessing in disguise. The President may use the visit to complete the Port Harcourt International Airport, the neglected East-West road, the neglected seaports and the rejected Port Harcourt-Aba road”.
The governor said the Chairman of the Council of Traditional Rulers, King Dandeson Jaja, drew his attention to the challenges faced by residents of the surburb.
He urged the people to cooperate with the contractors to ensure scheduled completion of the road.
Commissioner of Works Dum Dekor said the seven roads would be completed in six months.