Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has stated that the Federal Government has not briefed him on the much-touted visit of President Muhammadu Buhari’s proposed visit to the state or why he is coming to the state.
He, however, offered that the President’s
visit might be aimed at reviving the dwindling fortunes of the All
Progressive Congress (APC) which the governor described as dead in the
The Governor made the assertion Thursday while Flagging
off the reconstruction of Egbelu Street and construction of link roads
in East-West in Rumuodara, Obio Akpor Local Government Area.
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.
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 declared.
Rivers State is listed
among the states President Buhari would be visiting over the recent
unwarranted killing of innocent people with Benue, Taraba and Plateau
state also on the list.
But governor charged Rivers people not to
be bothered about the politics or otherwise of the visit, because the
state is very peaceful.
He said; “Let nobody bother him
or herself that the President is coming for security reasons. We don’t
have security challenges in the state.
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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 stated that there is no state in
this country where kidnappers and armed robbers are not operating. He
said if President Muhammadu Buhari is visiting because of Kidnappers and
Armed Robbers, then he should visit all the 36 states.
however, noted that as the state that produces the wealth that supports
the country, President is welcome to visit the wealth producers of the
According to him: “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 road, Governor Wike said the Chairman of the Rivers State Council of
Traditional Rulers, King Dandeson Jaja drew his attention to the
challenges faced by residents of the populated suburbs.
He urged the people to cooperate with the contractors to ensure scheduled completion of the road.
of Works, Dum Dekor said the seven roads will be completed in six
months, while the project will offer employment to 230 youths.
The Works Commissioner noted that the road construction will also resolve the environmental challenges facing the residents.
of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area Caretaker Committee, Prince Noble
Amadi praised the governor for key projects across the area, assuring
him of total support in 2019.