3rd September, 2015
The Rivers State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has expressed satisfaction with the programmes and activities of the Governor Nyesom Wike administration, describing his development efforts and initiatives as meaningful, monumental and sustainable.
According to a statement by Jerry Needam, Special Adviser on Media to State PDP Chairman, Bro. Felix Obuah,
the State PDP commended “the pragmatism, commitment, courage and most importantly, prudence and transparency demonstrated by the Governor since assumption of office,” saying in addition to these abilities, he has proved to Rivers people that he is truly Rivers and will not be distracted from redeeming the lost glory of the state.
The party says it is proud of Governor Wike who has proved it right in making him its Governorship flagbearer, saying the party has not been disappointed by the actions and policies taken in course of governance, and therefore reiterates its vote of confidence on the Governor and his administration in the state.
“Full of enthusiasm and confidence in Governor Wike, the PDP Chairman, Bro. Felix Obuah, observes that in just 100 days on seat, he has broken the jaws of criminality, insecurity and other social vices in the state with his unprecedented support and encouragement of the security agencies, as well as sponsorship of Executive Bill on Anti-kidnapping which has been passed into law by an Independent Legislature in the state.
“Furthermore, the PDP Chairman notes the achievements of the Governor in 100 days to include, Operation Zero Potholes, which has given a facelift to major roads in all parts of Port Harcourt, the state capital and other local government areas, payment to all contractors handling construction works awarded but abandoned by Rotimi Amaechi’s administration, and returning Port Harcourt to Garden City status with the full support for the activities of the Rivers State Waste Management Agency (RIWAMA) in keeping the State clean, safe and healthy.”
The PDP also lauded the Governor on the partnership for the reconstruction of the damaged section of the East-West Road leading to Onne Sea Port;rehabilitation of Industry Road leading to the Rivers Port in Port Harcourt; Strategic investment in security and collaboration with security agencies; giving the people access to justice by opening the courts; restoration of separation of powers with all arms of government (the Executive, Legislative and Judiciary) working independently, thereby ensuring political stability and social cohesion; as well as restoring the dignity of traditional institution with the signing into law the Traditional Rulers and Chieftaincy Bill of 2015.
“It is gratifying that in just few days in the saddle, the Governor paid civil servants salaries and allowances owed them by former Governor Amaechi, cleared allowances of sportsmen and women, pensioners, and fees of Rivers Students on State Scholarship abroad, as well as turning the State into construction site with the mobilization of two construction giants, Julius Berger and RCC, which are currently embarking on massive construction and rehabilitation of Port Harcourt roads, spanning through adjoining LGAs, and other internal roads in Diobu, Borikiri, Iwofe, GRA, Akpajo, Elioparanwo, Tombia extension, Eagle Island, Elelenwo, Trans-Amadi, Orazi, amongst others,” Obuah emphasized.
While urging the Governor not to relent on his development spree across the state, the PDP calls on residents of Port Harcourt and indeed all people of the state to exercise patience with the government for the inconveniences caused by the rampant execution and construction works going on in all parts of the capital city and environs.
The party further appealed to the people to reciprocate the concerns and determination of the Governor in making life better and safe in the state.
“We therefore, congratulate the Governor and reiterate our confidence in his administration, urging him to remain focused and undeterred, assuring him of our total support and cooperation,” the party said.