Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has said the Peoples Democratic Party PDP is keen to deliver democratic dividends to its citizens. Therefore, the ruling All Progressives Congress should learn from them.
Governor Wike stated this at the inauguration of the Okoro-Nu-Odo Flyover, which the former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, performed on Monday in Port Harcourt.
He noted that the PDP had done well in the State by fulfilling the promises it made to people, challenging the opposing party to come out bold to tell Rivers people what they intend to do differently or had done already, which will convince the people to believe in them.
The Governor pointed out that his people deserve the best and provided the best project for them.
He said the flyover being commissioned is among the best projects his administration has delivered.
According to him, “I want to thank everybody for your support. Our party is not a party of excuses. When we say something, we do it. Let other parties emulate us. They should not be promising Nigerians and be giving reasons.
“We have promised and we have fulfilled. When they (APC) make a promise they should fulfill it. PDP has done all its campaigns in this State. Let the other parties come to tell us what they will do differently or had done while in office. Time is already gone for them.”
He also noted that with the flyover been completed in 16months, his administration had further demonstrated commitment to enhancing infrastructure in the State even when sceptics thought otherwise.
The Governor, however, warned that trading activities would not be tolerated around the Okoro-Nu-Odo Flyover, urging community leaders to desist from encouraging street traders.
“To the paramount rulers of Rumuokoro Community and Rumuodumaya Community, tell your youths and CDCs, who are always collecting money here, I will not tolerate anybody who will covert this flyover as a trading place.
“We cannot spend this money here, and you turn this place into a market. I will not accept that. We have built a market and motor park for you. Go and use them for your business activities.
“I have told the GOC of the 6 Division and the Garrison commander to tell all their men to stop what they’re doing on this road. They collect money and allow people to sell on the road. We won’t tolerate it again.
“Leave our road; this is not market, nobody should trade here. Allow the people to enjoy the road.”