Wike’s Government Is On Course In Rivers – Rivers Elders

(By Silas Ofori) -The Rivers Elders Consultative Council, the conscience of Rivers State has given Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike a pat on the back for exceeding expectations, even as they declared that Wike’s government is on course in spite of the antics of some misguided persons to discredit his administration.
In a statement by the Executive Secretary, Chief (Dr.) Granville Abiye Georgewill, Rivers Elders said they are impressed with the priority focus of Wike administration on rural transformation through fair distribution of roads, schools, hospitals and appointments, not only to bring government and development closer to the people but also ensuring that no one section of the state is left behind.
Lauding Governor Wike’s administration for its emergent characteristic inclusiveness, a departure from the recent past when discrimination based on political and other considerations prevailed, polarising the state in the process, the Elders urged the governor to remain focused in the fulfillment of his electoral promises.
They further commended the governor for the recent flag off of Umueze-Umuogba-Umuogbrugbu-Umueke-Umunju-Umuelechi-Eberi road in Omuma Local Government Area; Abonchia – Eleme – Oyigbo road and the Odufo- Akpoko- Umuoye road project spanning five communities in Etche Local Government area, among other signature projects of the Wike administration, stressing that Rivers people have never had it so good, and ironically, at a difficult time in the history of Nigeria when many states are finding it difficult to pay salaries of civil servants.
The Elders, who noted that the ingenuity of the Wike administration in the areas of prudent management of available resources and the turning of Rivers State to a construction site, earning him the nickname of Mr. Projects, has been acknowledged locally and globally, with the most recent being the prestigious award on the governor as SilverbIrd Man of the Year 2017 by the Silverbird Group.
They urged Governor Wike not to be distracted in the delivery of democratic dividends, assuring that the good people of Rivers state, who are appreciative of his people oriented policies and programmes will reciprocate by returning him to Government House in 2019.
In Another development and in reaction to the antics of the opposition All Progressives Congress in Rivers State, the Governor’s Special Adviser on Political Affairs and Strategy, Chief Emeh Glory Emeh has described Wike as a rare breed at a special time in the life of the state, stressing that the governor has redefined governance to mean that ability to perform should be the precondition for entrusting leadership on any person.
Chief Emeh expressed happiness that the governor has cemented the bond of fraternal coexistence by breaking all the barriers of ethnic separatism, and removing the age long Riverine/Upland dichotomy in Rivers State.
He also thanked Governor Wike for exposing and repositioning Rivers state among the comity of states in Nigeria.

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