No FG project in Rivers State for seven years – Wike


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said the Federal Government under the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), had yet to carry out any project in the state.

The governor said the people of Rivers State were impressed by the performance of the Peoples Democratic Party-led government and would not waste their votes on another political party, particularly the All Progressives Congress.

He reiterated that in the last seven years, the APC-led Federal Government has denied the state basic amenities, saying people of the state will not support any candidate of the party in the 2023 general election.

Wike made this assertion after inspection of ongoing construction work of the over 13 kilometre  Rumuodogo 1 and Rumuodogo 2 road in the Emohua Local Government Area of the state.

The governor in an emotion-laden voice expressed gratitude to God for the privilege to be the one since the creation of Rivers State in 1967, to make Rumuodogo 1 and Rumuodogo 2 accessible by road.

“Emotionally, I am touched. I can’t thank God enough for giving me the opportunity to be the person to open up this community.

“What is governance? The whole essence of governance is for people to be happy and having the feeling that their lives will be turned around,” he stated.

He asserted that, based on the performance of his administration, Rivers people will in 2023 general election wholeheartedly return the PDP to power in the state. 

“We have shown that we have the capacity and what it takes to govern and to govern very well,” he added.

The governor said he would recommend to the incoming PDP government to consider construction of a bridge that would connect Rumuodogo communities to Harry’s Town in the Degema Local Government Area of the state.

“By the grace of God, the next incoming government will look at it and see how they can connect here (Rumuodogo) to the riverine area.

“That will be part of our recommendation to the next government which by the grace of God will be a PDP government. The other party, APC, they have been there for almost eight years, they couldn’t do anything,” Wike said.

Governor Wike, who had earlier inspected an on-going road construction in Mgbuitanwo community also in Emohua LGA, expressed satisfaction with the quality of work done so far by the contractor, Julius Berger.

“Street lights have been fixed  and we are very happy with the quality of work done. You can see how happy the villagers are, even without them knowing that I was coming, they came out to show their appreciation,” the governor said.

The chairman of Emohua LGA, Dr Chidi Lloyd, said he remained eternally grateful to Governor Wike for granting his request for the construction of the Rumuodogo 1 and Rumuodogo 2 road.

Similarly, His Royal Majesty,  Nne-Nwe-Eli Emohua XIII (OLO IV), Ohna Sergeant Chidi Awuse, said by making the remote Rumuodogo 1 and Rumuodogo 2 communities accessible by road, Governor Wike had once again proven that he was indeed a promise keeper.