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2019: "APC Has No Business Fielding A Canditate In Rivers State", Gov. Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state says for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to even contemplate presenting a governorship candidate for the 2019 election in the state shows that something is fundamentally wrong with the party.
Wike spoke in an interview at the Government House, Port Harcourt, stressing that aside from the plot to rig, the APC has no platform to campaign upon in the State.
“For the APC to think of bringing somebody in this state to challenge me, shows that something is fundamentally wrong with the party.
“What has the Federal Government done for the APC in Rivers State? What has Rivers APC achieved? Mention one thing. Is it in terms of the roads, the airport or seaports?” he queried. He regretted that the APC did not believe in credible polls, noting that rigging and fraud were in the DNA of the party.
“All their meetings, all their gatherings at the federal level, whether by hook or crook, they must have Rivers State. They want to use soldiers, SARs, DSS. All cries by the international community don’t matter. Just take Rivers State first,” he said.
Governor Wike said as a Minister of state for Education, his contributions to the development of Rivers State were scattered across the state.
He wondered why the current Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, has failed the people of Rivers by refusing to attract a single project to the state.
Governor Wike said: “When I was a minister and he was in APC, I brought development to the state. For example, I brought the Faculty of Law to the University of Port Harcourt. I brought grant of N500 million to Ken Saro Wiwa Polytechnic and the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education.
“I’m from Rivers State and must contribute to the development to the state. As at the time I was in the Federal Government, he was the governor under APC and there was no development in the state. I brought the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) intervention to Rivers State. This is my State.”
Wike said, as governor of the State, he has transformed Rivers, citing key projects across the state. He said his third-year anniversary celebration underscored the fundamentals of good governance with leaders across political, traditional and social divides commissioning key projects.
The governor said in October, his administration would commence another leg of project commissioning. He noted that President Muhammadu Buhari would be invited to commission projects, even though he is unlikely to honor the invitation for political reasons.
Governor Wike said contrary to the propaganda of the APC, he is not against the federal government, adding that he is only committed to the fight against injustice.

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