L-R: Rivers Commissioner of Works, Iheanyichuwu Bathuel, Senator Mao Ohuabunwa, Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Deputy Governor Ipalibo Harry Banigo and Former Rivers State Governor, Sir Celestine Omehia during the Commissioning of Ulakwo II-Afara-Nihi Road in Etche Local Government Area on Wednesday by the Deputy Senate President
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus of the National Assembly has endorsed Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for a second term.
Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu declared that the endorsement is a fallout of Governor Wike's excellent performance, which has transformed Rivers State.
The Deputy Senate President said that Governor Wike has changed the story of Rivers State from a state where insecurity was rife eight years ago, to the centre of development projects in the country.
Ekweremadu said: "A lot more will still happen over the next six years of Governor Wike's leadership. Governor Wike is creating economic corridors which will enhance economic development. More of Wike will transform Nigeria ".
He expressed satisfaction with the statewide execution of projects by Governor Wike, saying that the sustained commissioning of projects across Rivers State in the last three weeks indicate that the governor is a true example of good governance.
In his remarks, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike stated that only the PDP can salvage Nigeria, because leaders of the party have the right vision for the development of the country.
He said while the APC prefers giving excuses for non performance, the PDP has remained committed to the delivery of quality projects.
The governor berated the leadership of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) for trying to play politics with the development of the state. He warned the Managing Director of NDDC against taking further steps to undermine development of Rivers State as the people will resist him.
He assured Etche people that he will continue to execute people oriented projects to cater for their developmental needs. He said in the next five weeks, his administration will commission two other roads in Etche and flag off a road.
Member Representing Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency, Chief Jerome Eke described the roads constructed by Governor Wike in Etche Land as life saving. He said the economic and political relevance of the roads will be felt during the next campaign.
Rivers State Works Commissioner, Iheanyichuwu Bathuel said that the 8-kilometre road was constructed to link communities in the area.
Managing Director of Lubrik Construction Company, Golbert Sassine said that the Rivers State Government has paid in full for the construction of the road.