Port Harcourt — Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has expressed displeasure that prominent people from the state have key links to President Muhammadu Buhari, yet the East West Road, the seaports and other federal projects have been completely neglected since 2015.
Governor Wike said Rivers State is a major oil producing State that deserves major projects from the Federal Government.
The governor spoke at the funeral service in honour of Late Madam Blessing Awuse, mother of Sergent Chidi Awuse, at the St Luke’s Anglican Church, Emohua on Thursday.
He said nothing indicates that Rivers State has prominent members of the All Progressives Congress with President Muhammadu Buhari.
“We produce oil, yet nothing to show for it. They should not punish Rivers State because of me. I am just one individual. We have not benefited anything from the Federal Government. The only thing we have benefited is the abuse they heap on me.
“They turned the NDDC into a cash cow to sponsor elections against us. Nobody protested that anomaly. Now they want us to protest because someone did not nominate the management of NDDC this time.
“Since 2015, NDDC has not had its governing board, but nobody protested. I will not be dragged into such protests,” he said.
Governor Wike said politics is a game of interest, noting that Rivers people in the All Progressives Congress are under obligation to attract federal benefits to the state.
“Politics is a game of interest. And my only interest is Rivers State . Anything that is against the interest of Rivers State, I will not agree.
“These people sold us out, thinking that they are doing Governor Wike. It is the State that you are offending, because I am just one person.”
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