– Governor Wike has said that his achievements have silenced APC in Rivers state
– Wike made this known on Wednesday, January 7, during the commissioning of a road
– The governor accuses APC of making falsehood about his administration
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would stage a comeback during the general elections in 2023.
The Sun reports that he said the non-stop inauguration of completed projects in the state has silenced critics and members of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC).
Legit.ng gathered that Wike stated this at the commissioning of Abonnema Ring road in Akuku-Toru local government area of Rivers, by former the deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu on Thursday, January 7.
He said instead of the APC to encourage their governors to roll out projects for inauguration as done by PDP governors, they were hiding under the guise of speaking for local contracting firms to attack him.
The governor said the allegations that his administration had refused to empower local contracting firms to handle projects in the state is a sheer falsehood.
“You see how we have silenced them in the state. We commissioned projects until December 24, 2020. We have started this year since January 4, 2021. Let them tell their people to roll out their projects and call people.”
He added that some of the projects inaugurated this week in the state were executed by local contracting firms.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Governor Wike claimed that Nigerians are earnestly waiting for the PDP to take over power from the APC in 2023 to enshrine good governance.
It was reported that Governor Wike said Nigerians have increased their yearnings for good governance, improved economy and developmental projects that PDP has continued to provide in the states that it controls.
He reiterated that the PDP is working in Rivers state and in other states that are controlled by the lead opposition party.
In another report, the southeast leaders across political parties begged the ruling APC and the opposition PDP to cede the ticket to the zone in the spirit of justice and national harmony.
Some Igbo leaders said on Tuesday, January 5, that any party that does not zone its 2023 presidential ticket to the southeast would not get the region’s votes.
The leaders told the PDP and the APC that they would only vote for Igbo presidential candidates regardless of the party, stressing that the region has been marginalised despite its political and economic contributions to the country.
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