MasterwebNews 13/6/16: Wike`s one year in office disastrous, says Rivers APC

[ Masterweb Reports: Paschal Chukwuemeka ] - The Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has lashed out at Governor Nyesom Wike, describing his first one year in office as “a disaster foretold and a one-chance government.


In a statement signed by Rivers state Chairman of APC, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya and made available to the press yesterday by his Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, the party lamented the cruel fate that has befallen the state, insisting that Rivers never had it so bad since its creation in 1967.


“Wike’s case is like a ‘one-chance bus’ where governance is practiced as a deceitful venture. Within one year in office, Wike has borrowed over N100billion from the banks, the highest by any State Government in Nigeria so far” the party stated.


“This excludes the billions left by the Amaechi administration, the over N250billion that has accrued to the State from the federal allocation and over N30billion internally generated revenue. What has Wike used all these resources to achieve for the State” the APC Chairman queried.


“It is on record that instead of Wike improving on the legacies of his predecessor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, he instead chose to destroy them. Most of our students studying in foreign countries have been repatriated based on the policy of Wike’s administration of stopping the scholarship scheme instituted by Amaechi’s administration that fetched a lot of both international and national awards for the state.


“Modern primary and secondary schools constructed by the Amaechi Administration have now been turned into dens of kidnappers and militants.


“Our agriculture sector that was revolutionised through the establishment of the Songhai farm, the Palm Fruits and Banana Production Centres have either been scrapped or rendered useless by Wike’s administration.


The statement alleged that Wike and Mr Felix Obuah the Rivers state PDP Chairman as well as Chairman of the Rivers State Sanitation Authority have collaborated for their selfish interests to turn Port Harcourt from Garden to Garbage City after turning the Authority into a drain pipe where Rivers state funds are siphoned to better the lots of the cabal ruining the state.


Rivers APC bemoaned the high level of violence in the State in the past one year that Wike has been in power.


“Today, Rivers State under Wike’s watch is termed as Rivers of blood where kidnappers, militancy, assassins, cultism, and robbers not only hold sway but are empowered through patronage.


Everyday people are beheaded, buried alive or entire families are wiped out. At the last count, over 500 innocent Rivers residents have been sent to their early graves,” the party said.


“Based on the above sad and pathetic scenario, we agreed with Wike that Rivers state has nothing to celebrate, especially having ensured that up till now, the state has not been represented at the National Assembly due to his obnoxious security policy as Rivers is no longer safe even for the conduct of elections.


According to Dr Ikanya, “Wike’s performance in several other aspects of the lives of Rivers people has been woeful. Till today, Wike’s administration has no concrete policies on agriculture, education, industrial development, manufacturing, tourism, employment generation, state security, etc. This man is a total disaster.


“As we sympathize with the people of Rivers state over the misfortune of having a ‘one-chance government’ rule over them, the party appealed to Wike “in the interest of our people and the future of our children, not to be ashamed and to humbly pick up Dr. Dakuku Peterside’s handbook on how to govern with little revenue.”


The party noted that the document entitled “The Roadmap to Prosperity” is now a public document and available online.


“Just implement it unashamedly and you don’t even have to acknowledge Dakuku or his campaign team. You are fast emerging as the first clueless governor of Nigeria after Dr Jonathan had taken that title as President. You need to stem that drift timely by going to Dakuku’s School of Governance,” Rivers APC told Wike.


*Photo Caption - Governor Nyesom Wike

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