- Challenges Rivers chapter of the APC to plead with FG in rehabilitating Federal roads in the state.
- Wike says the release of N148billion for roads for other states without Rivers is the most shameful act of marginalisation in a Federation
Rivers Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has described the alleged neglect of the state by the Federal Government in the recent release of N148billion for roads as the most shameful act of marginalisation in a Federation where Rivers State contributes to the financial sustenance of the country.
Speaking in Port Harcourt before Commissioning the New Rivers State Civil Servants Quarters at Amassoma Street as part of his first 100days for a second term, the Governor lamented the condition of the East-West Road.
“The Federal Government released N148BILLION for the construction of roads and it did not consider one Road in Rivers State. Look at the condition of the East-West Road.
“Shame on those who say they are working with the current Federal Government, but cannot protect the interest of Rivers State in that Government.
“We are producing oil that finances projects in the country and the Federal Government can release N148BILLION for roads and Rivers State was neglected. You are working with the Federal Government and you cannot attract projects to Rivers State. Anyone who is in APC and is from Rivers State, shame on you”.
In order to expand their political relevance, he advised the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) to plead with the Federal Government to site projects in Rivers State.
“You are there , you cannot even say for my sake help me and give me one Road. So I can go home and tell my people this is what I brought to Rivers State.
“What offence has Rivers State committed in this country that this Federal Government cannot for one day remember the State. They have our son who was their Director General. If for nothing, since he was your Director General, help him and do one project for his people.
“Tomorrow you will say Rivers people should vote for you. Which vote. We won’t do that. Nobody is a slave. We are not slaves. We cannot be conquered by anybody “