I’ll Not Be Distracted By APC, Destructive Criticism – Wike

Nyesom WikeGovernor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State said on Monday that he would not be distracted by criticisms from the opposition, vowing to remain focused on the greater good of the state.

He stated this during a media tour of projects he organised for journalists in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

The projects visited include Creek-Churchill-Borokiri road, Industry road, Nkpogu road, Peter Odili road -Woji road, East-West-Eleme-Onne Expressway and Eliopranwo road. Others are Wimpey-Rumuolumeni road, Evo road GRA II, Law Faculty Complex of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, -Iloabuchi-Eagle Island and Silverbird Cinema -Abali Park.

Wike spoke on the backdrop of allegations by the state chapter of All Progressives Congress that he squandered N120 billion during his first 100 days in office.

The party, in a statement, also accused the governor of presenting roads constructed by his predecessor, Chibuike Amaechi, as his part of his achievements.

But Mr. Wike said while he expected the opposition to always find fault with the actions of his government, his development blueprint would be focused on the greater good of the state and its overall revival following the decay he inherited.

He said that his administration would continue to deliver on all fronts, stating that the era of abandoned projects were over.

According to him, he kick-started the revival of the state with key roads in Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas because they positively affect the lives of the people.

Mr. Wike said his administration was working to improve the lives of the people and that he derived his inspiration from the joy of the ordinary man on the street.

He said the completed roads had improved small, medium and large scale businesses across the state as clients could now access business centres.

“My inspiration flows from what makes people happy. That is why we are working hard to execute several projects in line with the promises I made to the people”, he said.

“We decided to complete ongoing projects because they are important to the wellbeing of the people. The immediate past administration could not complete these projects in eight years, but we have been able to complete them through dedicated funding and strict supervision.

“You can see the spontaneous joy and celebration everywhere we went on this media tour of projects.

The people are happy with what we are doing to improve their lives and that is what drives this administration”.

Governor Wike noted that his administration was hinged on transparency and accountability, pointing out that journalists will be briefed on regular basis on the programmes and projects of government.


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