Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said the perceived poor performance of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is not a guarantee of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) victory.
Speaking at the inauguration of Emohua Campus of Rivers State University, and the flag-off of staff quarters, performed by Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo State, on Wednesday, Wike said some governors were marketing the opposition party.
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He said nobody can cage him from speaking truth to power for the overall betterment of the Nigerians.
The governor said the time of reckoning is coming for those who continue to insist that they can take everything to themselves in the PDP.
He said such persons will definitely account for every wrong thing that they have done when the day of reckoning comes.
“That is why I am telling the people there, look, it cannot work. You can’t take everything. If you take everything, it will purge you. So, better do the right thing now.
“Don’t sit there and think that you can muscle me and you can do everything, you can manipulate anything. You can think you have the numbers to make sure you take everything, but the time is coming when you will account for it.”
Wike insisted that the delivery of quality projects by him and other governors would serve the PDP well.
“If any PDP State is not doing well, don’t think you will be voted for because APC is not doing well. If a PDP state, for example , if in Rivers State we didn’t do well, then you’ll say because APC did not do well at the national, then the people will vote for us? They’ll tell you PDP you didn’t do well in Rivers State. People don’t understand that. And that is why the party should respect us and know that we are the ones campaigning for the party because we have what to use to campaign.”
The governor explained that his administration avoided the pitfall most government suffer because they do not set aside requisite budget for projects they conceptualize, and end up littering the state with uncompleted projects.
He said when projects are conceptualized, his administration provides adequate budget to complete them, which is why no project awarded by him will be abandoned.