Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has said he is determined to complete all projects he initiated in the State by his administration before his tenure ends.
Governor Wike stated this on Tuesday when he led a former Secretary to the Federal Government, Anyim Pius Anyim, to inaugurate the Rumuekini/Aluu Road, traversing Obio/Akpor and Ikwerre local government areas
The Governor, in a statement signed by his Special Assistant, Media, Kelvin Ebiri, explained that it was important for his successor to initiate his own projects instead of being burdened by uncompleted projects.
According to the Governor, his administration has never discriminated against any section of the State because developmental projects are delivered to every local government area.
“I have said, those of you and your communities who stood firm when somebody thought he was god. Because you committed to following us, there is nothing that will be given to you that will be too much.
“Nobody that will succeed me will complete any of my projects because I will complete all my projects before I go. I won’t leave any project burden for my successor. When the new person comes, let him initiate his projects.
“Before now, APC said we are doing roads only in Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government. Now, they can’t talk again. We have commissioned projects in Khana, Gokana, Eleme. The other day we were in Akuku-Toru, yesterday we were in Emohua. We are a government for every Rivers person and every local government.”
Governor Wike said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) knows there are problems and it is solving them with completed projects and vows not to dump the party. But on the contrary, he noted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) government that promised to solve the problems of Nigeria before assumption of power has kept giving excuses to justify its failure.
“I have told anybody who cares to listen. We are not those who are afraid that people will come after them so they want to run into another party. I’m not running to anywhere.
“How can I run from success to problem. People should ordinarily go from problem to success not the other way round. Rivers State is an asset to PDP.
“We have told Nigerians that PDP is the only hope of this country. It is a party that will make promise and fulfil it. We are proud to roll out projects everyday and this is the second week of project commissioning.”
The Governor also announced the award of contract of the Aluu/Omagwa road to ChrisJoe Nigeria Ltd, the indigenous firm that handled the Rumuekini /Aluu Road as a result of the quality of job delivered by them.
According to him, he took the decision so that critics will see how his administration has also empowered indigenous contracting firms that have justified the trust in their capacity to deliver.
Inaugurating the Rumuekini /Aluu Road project, former Secretary to the Federal Government, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim said he is delighted to associate with Governor Wike because he has demonstrated through his projects that he is truly bonded with Rivers people and knows their needs.
According to Senator Anyim, it is this level of leadership that has enabled Wike to conceive projects that are tailored to meeting those needs, and eliminate the possibility of having wild elephant projects.