Stop making excuses on performance, Wike to APC


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) to stop making excuses and keep to its promises.

Wike said the APC should imitate the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the delivery of democratic dividends to the citizens.

He said the PDP had done well in Rivers by fulfilling the promises it made to people of the state adding that keeping of promises was the difference between the two parties.

Wike spoke on Monday when he led a former Cross Rivers State Governor, Donald Duke to inaugurate the Okoro-Nu-Odo Flyover.

He challenged the APC to come out bold to tell Rivers people what they would do differently or had done already to convince the people to believe in them.

Wike said that like every other project, the Okoro-Nu-Odo Flyover was among the best projects his administration had delivered because Rivers people deserved the best always.

He said: “I want to thank everybody for your support. Our party is not a party of excuses. When we say something, we do it. Let other parties emulate us. They should not be promising Nigerians and be giving excuses.

“We have promised and we have fulfilled. When they (APC) make promise they should fulfil. PDP has done all its campaigns in this state. Let the other parties come to tell us what they will do differently or had done while in office. Time is already gone for them.”

Wike said sceptics thought the three flyover projects he started in 2019 would not be completed within record time of 16 months.

But with Rebisi and Okoro-Nu-Odo flyovers completed and commissioned, he said his administration had further demonstrated commitment to enhance infrastructure in the state.

The governor warned community leaders who encouraged street traders around the area to desist from the act because trading activities would not be tolerated around the Okoro-Nu-Odo Flyover.

He said: “To the paramount rulers of Rumuokoro Community and Rumuodumaya Community, tell your youths and CDCs, who are always collecting money here, I will not tolerate anybody who will covert this flyover as trading place.

“We cannot spend this money here and you turn this place into a market. I will not accept that. We have built market and Motor Park for you. Go and use them for your business activities.

“I have told the GOC of the 6 Division and the Garrison commander to tell all their men to stop what they’re doing on this road. They collect money and allow people to sell on the road. We won’t tolerate it again.

“Leave our road; this is not market, nobody should trade here. Allow the people to enjoy the road.”

Wike described former Governor of Cross River, Donald Duke, as role model who inspired him to perform in office.

He said: “I invited you because I know when you were governor, you performed very well. I will not bring anybody who did not perform in office to come and commission my projects.

“You’re our role model. We monitored you while you were in office and to see how you took Cross River from nothing to somewhere.



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