The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has urged the Federal Government to prepare to hand over power to the Peoples’ Democratic Party come 2023, noting that Nigerians were yearning for good governance.
Wike made the call during the inauguration of the 11.53 kilometers Agbonchai-Afam road, connecting Eleme and Oyigbo Local Government Areas and performed by the former Senate Majority leader, Ali Ndume on Wednesday.
This was contained in a statement signed by his media aide, Kelvin Ebiri, in Port Harcourt.
The statement quoted the governor as saying, “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.”
Wike declared that the PDP is working in Rivers and in other states it controls he urged Senator Ndume and the APC to respect the wishes of Nigerians who are determined to return the PDP to power in 2023.
Senator Ndume, who inaugurated the 11.53 kilometers long Eleme-Afam Road said, “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.
“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.”