Wike Accuses Abe, APC Of Jealousy
Rivers State Governor, Barr. Nyesom Wike has lashed out at chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, saying they were jealous of the achievements of his administration and the successes recorded by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
Speaking, during the swearing in of new PDP executives of the Party in Port Harcourt, Governor Wike accused members of the APC of demonstrating ignorance in their condemnation of actions of his administration.
He said many of the critics of his government lacked informed knowledge of issues that led to the demolition of two hotels in Eleme.
The governor accused Senator Magnus Abe of doing nothing to protect the people while he was the secretary to the state government (SSG) under former Governor Chibuike Amaechi when the government demolished several buildings of Rivers people.
Wike said under the immediate past administration which had the former senator as the SSG, many buildings were pulled down in the guise of the government’s Urban Renewal Policy, emphasizing that his administration have never contemplated carrying out such vendetta since coming to office.
Governor Wike also debunked claims by the opposition party that he decided to temporary lift the lockdown to give the PDP the chance to swear in their new executives.
He explained that even the opposition Party took advantage of the lifting of the lockdown to attend to their legal disputes in the court and wondered how they would have done so if the government had allowed the lockdown to remain.
Wike said any responsible government must at all times remain consistent and take responsibility for its actions; adding that the government will remain firm in any decision that affects the state.
He charged the new Party Excos led by former Minister of the Federal Republic, Amb. Desmond Akawor to toe the line of the former executive led by Bro. Felix Obua by working hard to sustain the successes recorded by the party in the state.