Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
Former Senate President, Senator David Mark has declared that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike merits a second term because his outstanding projects will speak for him.
Speaking at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Tuesday during the commissioning of the Remodelled Brick House, the former Senator, said: “When the next election comes, you don’t need to bother with all manner of propaganda. These works will campaign for you.
“And for you Governor Wike, these works are already campaigning for you. There is no need to clamour for a second tenure, the people are the ones to do that on his behalf “.
Speaking further, Senator Mark said: “Whilst people are here commissioning roads; commissioning projects and all other development projects that have been brought to Rivers State, in my home state, they are giving out wheel barrows to empower people”.
He stated that Governor Wike stands out as a governor committed to the development of his state.
“This is not my first visit to commission projects in Rivers State. I was here less than a year ago to commission one of the roads. I noticed tremendous improvement in the delivery of democracy dividends.
“It is not about the amount of money or resources at your disposal. It is about commitment and the desire to serve the people. And your governor has done that in a manner no other governor in this country can compete with”, the Former Senate President said.
On the PDP crisis, he said that some leaders of the party are acting like paid agents, working against the interest of the party. He noted that as the Local Government election approach in Benue State; these elements have appointed a new chairman to ensure that PDP loses.
He said: “At the moment, there are elements within the party who are just bent on making sure that PDP doesn’t win in any state. There are certain elements within PDP who are behaving like paid agents “.
In his remarks, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike explained that his administration resolved to restore the Brick House because of historical purposes.
Governor Wike noted that former leaders of Rivers State beginning from Diete Spiff to Governor Odili governed from the Brick House before the Odili administration constructed the new Government House.
He said after Odili, the Brick House was abandoned and left to rot until his administration took the decision to restore it.
“We invited Julius Berger because it is important that we preserve what we have. This building was built in 1928. All former military administrators up to Governor Odili stayed in the Brick House “.
The commissioning of the restored Brick House attracted political, religious and business leaders from across the country.