Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, asserted that President Muhammadu Buhari gave him the award for the best infrastructure delivery despite his criticism of the federal government.
This was said by Wike during the Rivers PDP’s campaign rally for the Omuma Local Government Area on Monday at the Kelechi Nwogu Legacy Stadium.
The Governor insisted that Sir. Siminialayi Fubara of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should be chosen as his successor because Rivers will be secure in his care.
He claimed that the PDP’s nominee for governor and his deputy are both seasoned technocrats with a wealth of knowledge and the capacity to carry on with project delivery in the same manner.
Wike urged Omuma people to not to support Tonye Cole, guber candidate of the Rivers All Progressives Congress, (APC) and his godfather and immediate past Rivers governor, Rotimi Amaechi, over their role in the sales of Rivers public assets.
He alleged, “The money that should have been used to develop Omuma and other areas of Rivers State was siphoned by Cole and his master. That’s is why we have charged them to court because we will not allow anybody who took our money to come to power through backdoor.”
The governor insisted that such persons can not be allowed to preside over the State because Rivers people will deliver votes to those who have promised, fulfilled such promises and delivered projects.
According to Governor Wike, the pace of infrastructural development would continue under the leadership of Fubara after the March 11 governorship election, bragging that despite his administration being critical of federal government, President Mohammadu Buhari still adjudged him best in infrastructure delivery.