PDP’s performance In Rivers has diminished APC – Wike

Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has said that with what his administration has achieved, and is still doing, in terms of delivery of critical infrastructure, nobody in the state needed to talk about the All Progressives Congress (APC) anymore.

Kelvin Ebiri Special Assistant (Media) to the Governor stated this in his statement Wednesday at the flag-off of construction work of the Ogbum-nu-Abali/Eastern-Bypass Road project on Tuesday in Port Harcourt.

Wike explained that the previous administration politicised the reconstruction of the Ogbum-nu-Abali/Eastern-Bypass road and actually failed to accomplish it.

The governor said he has defiled those political intrigues, and has genuinely interfaced with the people to understand the economic benefits a dualised road in the city centre could attract.

According to Wike, with the level of infrastructural development around Ogbum-nu-Abali, there will be a spike in the value of property and enhanced economic activities.

“I know that the people of Ogbum-nu-Abali resisted the dualisation of this road because of lack of information. When I met with the community leaders, they said look, they have houses bequeathed to them by their grandparents.

“I told them that whether they like it or not, if I don’t dualise it today, tomorrow somebody else will do it. And you don’t know who is coming.

“So, it’s better done now that I am a governor than when you don’t know who is coming. And the economic benefit of this road is too much, which you may not understand now.”

Speaking further, he stated that the entire old Government Residential Area (GRA) has been given a face lift with quality road projects.

“This is the only place remaining. Old GRA cannot be like that and then we will leave this place. We have done the Rebisi flyover, the Oru-Abali flyover. There is no way this place will not be dualised at all. It’s not possible.”

Performing the flag-off, the member representing Port Harcourt federal constituency 1, Hon. Kenneth Anayo Chikere said the formal flag-off ceremony has ended the several speculations about the possibility of executing the project.

“This day witnesses the eventual actualisation of the Ogbum-nu-Abali/Eastern Bypass road project. Thank you governor, for the Ogbum-nu-Abali/ Eastern Bypass road project.