Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

NIGERIA

If Buhari allows free polls, APC can’t win in 2023 

if buhari allows free polls apc cant win in 2023
if buhari allows free polls apc cant win in 2023
PhotoGrid Site 1661508380156
Give us a like:

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (middle); the governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu (right) and the Rivers State deputy governor, Dr Mrs Ipalibo Harry-Banigo during the flag off of Igwurata internal roads in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State on Wednesday

 

*Some former military  generals threatened to use their contacts with the Central Intelligence Agency of America (CIA) to deal with me and my colleagues–Wike

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says if President Muhammadu Buhari does not renege on his pledge not to interfere with the conduct of the 2023 general elections, the All Progressives Congress will be doomed.

Such resolve, governor Wike noted means that president Buhari is serious about leaving an enduring legacy of conducting free and fair election.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“I thank Mr. President that he wants to leave a legacy of conducting a free and fair election.”

The Rivers State governor made the assertion at the flag-off of construction work of Igwuruta internal roads in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the State, that was performed by Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, the governor of Abia State on Wednesday.

In a press statement signed by Kelvin Ebiri, Special Assistant on Media, Governor Wike, who recalled how the APC led federal government through the immediate past Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, deployed the Nigerian Army to rig the 2019 general elections in Rivers State, but the people resisted and thwarted their scheme.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“Thank God Mr. President for saying that you will not interfere or intimidate anybody. That means your party has no way to win.”

The Rivers State governor also expressed doubt concerning the public promise made by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to deliver a better election to Nigerians.

“My problem is INEC, whether they will do what they said they will do. They are making promises now. I don’t know whether they will keep to it. If INEC will keep to the promises that Nigeria will get a better election, I will be so happy. Everybody will see with their eyes; Abuja does not vote. It is the people here that will vote.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Speaking further, governor Wike stressed the need for those seeking votes from Rivers electorate to courageously tell them what they will eventually benefits from such electoral support.

“So, if you have given to Adamawa, you have given to Benue, you have given to Delta, would you not give Rivers? Is it just to collect our votes?”

The governor described as unfortunate the inability of some former military generals to use their contacts with the Central Intelligence Agency of America (CIA) to solve the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Governor Wike maintained that such generals should have been more concerned about the insecurity situation in the country, and resolve to use their CIA contacts to restoring peace across the country, instead of threatening him and his friends to succumb to their biddings.

“Some people threatened that they are former generals, they are close to the CIA in America and they can deal with us. I said listen, no problem. If you are close to America CIA, why don’t you use it to solve Boko Haram problem. Is it on my body(me) you’ll use it? Nigeria has a serious problem and you are close to CIA, you know them as former generals, why not use that contact and solve Nigeria’s problem.

“You want to use it to threaten me. Who are you that I should come and do your own biddings? I say no to that. I will do the biddings of Nigerians not the biddings of few people who believe that if they are not there, it should be their children.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“No other child should come up outside them. I will not do that. So, all of us, prepare because a day shall come and Rivers State shall take a decision on what to do.”

Governor Wike, also took a swipe at a self acclaimed leader from the South-South who is seeking his personal gain instead of that of the region.

“What will they tell their children? People who will like to eat their own share, eat their children’s share and eat their grandchildren’s share.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“When somebody at the age of 70 something is lobbying to be Chief of Staff, what will his own children lobby for?”

Governor Wike disassociated himself from such people who can do anything as agents set against their own people. He emphasised that no matter the enticement, he will never betray his or mortgage the interest of Rivers State.

Performing the flag-off, the governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, noted the unparalleled leadership style and courage that governor Wike has wielded in providing enduring infrastructure for Rivers people.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Dr. Ikpeazu aligned with such determination and enthused that as leaders, they will continue to provide democratic dividends to people of their various states till the end of their tenure in 2023.

Providing the description of the project, Rivers State Commissioner for Works, Dr. Dakorinama George-Kelly said the road measures 10km long, and has six separate roads that are interlinked.

According to him, the road that will be completed in 6 months has a width of 7.3meters, 7.50m drain size on both sides of the road measuring 20km in length.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Monier Construction Company, MCC, Senator John Azuta Mbata assured that the project will be completed in five months.

 

.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Subscribe to Bestnewsng for More

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like

RUSSIA-UKRAINE UPDATES

President Vladimir Putin's latest warning that he is ready to use nuclear weapons to defend...

BBNAIJA UPDATES

Ex-BBNaija housemate the Level Up edition Doyin revealed during a recent interview that her lover...

RUSSIA-UKRAINE UPDATES

MOSCOW, Sep. 28 (Saba) - Saving people’s lives is at the forefront of Russia’s attention...

BBNAIJA UPDATES

Fans of one of the evicted Big Brother Naija season 7 housemate,Sheggz, surprised him with...

SPORTS

CHRIS Mepham is prepared to step up and help lead the Cherries backline in the...

NIGERIA

Big Brother Naija star, Angel Smith has taken to Twitter to fault women who confess...

Advertisement