Tony John, Port Harcourt
Senate Minority Leader, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, has stated that the good works of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, were geared towards protecting the economy of the country.
Senator Akpabio stated this, on Thursday, while commissioning 11 internal roads in Omoku, headquarters of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area, reconstructed by Governor Wike, as part of activities to mark the third year anniversary of the present administration.
He noted that the developmental strides of the governor were borne out of his believe (governor) in the transformation of the State, South-South zone and Niger Delta region.
The Senate Minority Leader, who was accompanied by some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senators, assured the governor of the support of party’s caccus in the Senate, to enable him succeed, particularly in ensuring that the Neighbourhood Watch in the state comes to stay.
He urged the people of the local government area to reciprocate by ensuring that they protect their votes in 2019 to avoid leaders, who indulged in lies and deceit, as well as bent on rigging the election, take over government in the state.
He said as a result of the outstanding developmental strides of Governor Wike, Rivers people will overwhelmingly vote him in 2019.
“Nobody changes a winning team. Therefore, Governor Wike will enjoy the constitutional second term. This government believes in transforming the landscape of Rivers State.
“I am very proud of Governor Wike and his team. Federal Government must hear that the projects of the Rivers State Governor have helped to protect the nation’s economy. Governor Wike is sustaining the economy of Nigeria through projects that have enhanced peace in the oil bearing communities”, Akpabio expressed.
In his speech, Governor Wike, who noted that the roads were awarded in 2009, and abandoned by the previous administration, expressed happiness that the roads were completed to give the people of the area sense of belonging.
The governor assured that the dualization of the Omoku road would be completed and commissioned this year, and thanked the people of Omoku for working together with government to bring peace in the area.
He said: “We don’t play politics with projects. Once the projects are vital to the development of an area, we execute them for the benefit of the people “.
Wike noted that projects execution in Omoku was made possible by the peaceful environment restored by his administration in the area.
“I promised the people of ONELGA that I will do everything possible to ensure that peace returns to the area. Today, banks are functional in the town and the economy has been revived”, he said.
Earlier, Commissioner for Works, Dumnamene Dekor, said with the completion of the 11 internal roads, which span 10 point six kilometres with over 22 kilometres of drains, the governor has intervened in the road infrastructure in the area, urging the people to always keep the drains clean to avoid flooding.