•commissions road in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area
• Governor Wike says PDP will continue to deliver the benefits of democracy
From Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
Former Senate President, Senator David Mark has commended Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for being an agent of genuine development for the people of the state.
This is as Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike declared that the PDP will continue to solve the developmental challenges of the people by keeping campaign promises made to the people.
Commissioning the 8-kilometre Ozuoba-Ogbogoro-Rumuolumeni road in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area on Saturday, the former Senate President described the governor as agent of “true change” who has improved the living condition of the people by his delivery of democracy dividends.
Senator Mark said that Governor Wike has used his mandate to positively change the developmental outlook of Rivers State, keeping his promises, instead of giving excuses for failure.
Speaking on the projects delivery of Governor Wike , Senator Mark said : “so far, he has governed well , now people are beginning to see the results of the promises that he made.
“He is not only keeping his promises , he also has the welfare of the people at heart. That is what governance is all about. Those who voted him are reaping in the benefits of democracy.
“Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike is a man of action who keeps to his words and promises. I want to thank you for keeping to your promises.’
He said all the PDP Governors have kept their promises, while those who promised change to Nigerians have failed to deliver.
“I am a great advocate of change the change. Because what brought APC to power is change. Now we have seen that change has not taken place. We have to change that change now. Why we must change the change is because those who called for change are not keeping their promise”, Senator Mark said.
In his address, Governor Wike said that in his projects delivery framework, he is not concerned about who awarded the project, but its impact on the lives of the people.
He said: “For us, as PDP we knew there were problems before we made pledges. That is why we are resolving the problems that we met on ground . It does not matter the party you belong, we shall continue to deliver democracy dividends to all Rivers people ”
He said that as a governor he will always work in line with the campaign promises he made , because the people have always supported him.
“I pleaded with you to give me your mandate when I came here to campaign. Today, I am back to fulfill that pledge because you gave me the opportunity to serve”, the governor said.
The governor reiterated his commitment to flush out cultists from the state, noting that security agencies have been given the free hand to deal decisively with cultists.
He said: “Since they have said that I will not sleep, they will not sleep. Anyone who is arrested, will be dealt with in line with the tenets of the law. Whether you belong to the PDP or APC, you will not be spared if you are a cultist”.
Works Commissioner, Bathuel Iheanyichukwu said the road was awarded by the previous administration, but abandoned at 30percent completion stage. He said the road was impassable before Governor Wike reconstructed it and revived economic activities in the area.