Rivers State Governor , Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has berated APC Governors for refusing to pay salaries to their civil servants and pensioners , saying that they will not be allowed to export hardship from their states to the treasure base of the nation.
Paul Obiajunwo, PortHarcourt
Flagging off the construction of Elimgbu-Atali Road , Rumuokoro Market and Motorola Park and the Psychiatric Hospital in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area on Thursday , Governor Wike said that APC Governors represent the failure of governance in some states.
He said that the APC Governors who campaigned in Rivers State were owing their workers between 8 months to one year of unpaid salaries .
He said : “These APC governors who came to Rivers State are examples of failed governance . Benue State Governor , Samuel Ortom is owing workers for one year. Plateau State Governor , Simon Lalong is owing 13 months, Bauchi State Governor has refused to pay workers for 14months.
“Is that what they want to export to Rivers State. They should keep their non payment of salaries. We are up to date in terms of payment of salaries. Our people are enjoying quality projects. I have not heard any of them commissioning projects.”
Speaking further, Governor Wike said: “In Benue State, Fulani people are killing them everyday. Governor Ortom is too scared to defend his people and he is here to campaign.
“These APC governors are beneficiaries of Amaechi’s corruption. Amaechi stole our resources and used the funds to sponsor Lalong, Abubakar of Bauchi State, Ortom of Benue State and the APC National Campaigns”.
Governor Wike said that the Kano State Governor, Ganduje failed to set up a Commission of Inquiry to investigate who killed the Resident Electoral Commissioner of Kano State and his family.
The governor commended Rivers people for staying away from the APC Rally , since the party has notging to offer.
He said the APC is not on ground, hence they are planning to rig. He urged the people of the state to vote for PDP, adding youths should defend the votes of all constituencies.