Governor wike denies developing only Port Harcourt city

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has denied the allegations that his development only focuses on the capital city at the detriment of other local government and rural areas.

The Nation newspaper reports Wike challenged persons accusing him of bias in locating projects to tell him the council lacking the presence of his administration.

He said: “I challenge anyone to tell me which local government is lacking the government’s presence. I can tell you exactly what we’re doing in each local government.

“People say all your development is in one area. I say fine, it means there’s development, however, concentrated in one area. I should be happy that I have come to develop that part of the state. When you come too, you can develop another part. No one person can develop the whole areas.”

The media aide to the governor, Kelvin Ebiri, said Wike’s criticism of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should not be misunderstood to mean there was an irredeemable crisis in the party.

The statement also stated that Wike spoke during a visit by friends and political associates who came to felicitate with him on his birthday.

He said since he couldn’t join another political party, particularly, the All Progressives Congress (APC), he would continue to speak out against perceived abnormalities in the PDP to ensure it did not die.

Source: The Nation

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