Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has urged people of the state to hold him responsible for what his administration has vowed to deliver within its lifespan in terms of development projects.
Wike stated this yesterday while speaking at the flag-off of Elekahia internal roads in Port Harcourt City local government area, which was performed by Chief Dan Orbih, national vice chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The governor mocked peddlers of negative propaganda against his administration, who alleged that Elekahia community, among Rebisi communities, had been denied development projects.
He said: “You know in politics, people are good in propaganda. I’m sure, so many of you, people have told you I was not going to do anything for the Elekahia community. I’m sure.” He said what such people did not know is that his administration always makes sure there was funds available before projects are awarded.
“If I award a job and there is no money, you will say I’ve abandoned the projects. It’s worse. It is better not to award the project, than award it and abandon it. We have awarded it and said that this project must be completed in 6 months’ time and we have mobilised the contractor.”
Wike said the eventual flag off exercise of construction work on the roads is evidence that Elekahia community is not neglected.
The governor noted that no good politician like him can neglect Elekahia community that has remained as a stronghold of his administration since 2015.
He remarked that the essence of politics is to support a party or administration that can deliver dividends of democracy to the people.
Wike, however, stated that the representatives of the people and other levels of leaders including traditional rulers who have access to the government must do their best to attract such development.
The governor commended Eze Anthony Worlu Akarolo, the Amangada XI of Rebisi Kingdom, for drawing the attention of the state government to Elekahia community, saying that the approach adopted by the king was true evidence of leadership.