The Rivers State Governor Nyesome Wike has presented 15 Land cruiser Prado VX and TXL cars to members of the National assembly representing the state at Government House Port Harcourt.
The governor was represented by the Rivers State chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ambassador Desmond Akawor yesterday at the brief presentation ceremony.
The River State Governor has urged lawmakers representing the state at the National assembly to defend the interests of the State Fearlessly, also he advised them to resist destruction and remain united as they consult the party regularly.
Governor Wike said the gesture would ease their movement and enable them to discharge their legislative duties effectively. He urged them to keep up with the parties so they can collectively recover what was lost at the national level ahead of the forthcoming 2023 election.
Responding on behalf of the lawmakers, the Senator representing Rivers East Senatorial District, Senator George Thompson Sekibo expressed gratitude to the governor of all the gifts, saying despite the challenges posed by the pandemic on the state’s finances, the governor still saved funds to provide the vehicles.
Hon. Dumnamene Deekor, a member representing Gokhana/khana constituency commended the governor’s kindness. He said the governor has been consistent in encouraging the federal legislators to protect the interest of Rivers people.
The Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Tammy Danagogo said there is a healthy synergy between the lawmakers in the State Government. She continued by saying that the synergy is made possible because the Governor has remained a leader who unifies the segments of leaders.
Also speaking, the member representing Obio/Akpor Federal Constituency, Hon. Kingsley Ogundu Chinda assured the Governor of their continued support.
On her part, Hon. Boma Goodhead who represents Akuku-Toru/Asari-Toru Federal Constituency prayed for greater triumph for the Governor because he has always integrated the National Assembly members in the scheme of things.
In his reaction, Hon. Awaji-Inombek Abiante representing Andoni/Opobo-Nkoro Federal Constituency said they would reciprocate the gesture by representing Rivers people well in Abuja.
Meanwhile, in 2017 Wike had presented some cars to lawmakers representing the state as a gesture saying the gesture was his way of helping them carry out their official functions while charging them to defend the interest of the State wherever they are.
Some residents have responded to the gesture of the Governor as a waste of “resources ” decrying their dismay towards the gesture.
On the other hand, some have taken sides with the Governor’s gesture
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