Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State says that Nigerians are waiting for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to return back to power.
Wike spoke on Wednesday during the inauguration of the 11.53km Agbonchai-Afam road, connecting Eleme and Oyigbo Local Government Areas.
The inauguration was performed by former Senate Majority Leader, Senator Ali Ndume.
According to Wike, Nigerians had increased their yearnings for good governance, improved economy and developmental projects that PDP provides in states under its control.
The governor further urged Senator Ndume and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to respect the wishes of Nigerians who are determined to return the PDP to power in 2023.
According to Wike’s aide, Kelvin Ebiri, the governor said; “to our special guest of honour (Ndume), he should not be angry because we are taking over from them. When they (APC) came, we didn’t fight, they took over. Now that Nigerians have decided to change them, let them also handover to us as quickly as possible without any fight.
“Eleme people, I want to sincerely thank you for the support that you’ve given to me and the PDP. Do not relent. Continue because the hope of this country depends on the PDP.
“Today, we are in Eleme commissioning Agbonchia (in Eleme)-Afam in Oyigbo Local Government Road. This road traverses two Local Government Areas. Nobody will say that we have not come to Rivers East Senatorial District to do anything.
“As I speak to you now, by the end of this month, we are coming back to Alesa Secondary School and Ascension High School. Those schools will be rebuilt completely.
“And because you gave me a good, reliable and trusted person who is my Commissioner of Finance, there is this other road here that needs attention, I will reconstruct it.”
In his own statement Senator Ndume stated that he was humbled to perform the task of inaugurating the road project and be a part of what Governor Wike was doing in Rivers State.
“Governor Wike is my very good friend, a trusted leader, a very honest person. One thing we have in common is that, as a leader, you must stand out and speak the truth even if you’re alone and Wike is known for that,” he said.
“There is new hope for the state and he is Wike. Now, Rivers is not only becoming a Garden City again but it is becoming a Golden City. May God continue to give you (Wike) the strength,” he added.
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