PORT HARCOURT (Sundiata Post) – Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has alleged that Rivers State chapter of the All Peoples Congress (APC) has refused to campaign for the National Assembly rerun elections slated for December 10 because of the assurances from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies that the elections would be manipulated in their favour.
He stated that the plot to rig would come to nought because the people of Rivers State were vigilant and would not be intimidated by the illegal use of security agents to aid INEC to rig.
He spoke at Emohua on Tuesday where he flagged off the rehabilitation of the General Hospital, Emohua and the reconstruction of the Rumuakunde-Rumuche-Akpa-Abaka road.
The governor called on Emohua Youths to rise up and defend their votes, pointing out that this is the time to send non-performing politicians on retirement.
He said: “They have refused to campaign because they have received assurances of rigging.
“The man who plans to hijack materials, how many heads does he have? Emohua people must stand up to defend their votes.”
Wike urged the people of Emohua to hold their prominent politicians to account, pointing out that most of them spent eight years in office without attracting a worthwhile project to the local government area.
The governor said that the two projects flagged off were targeted at improving the living standard of the Emohua people.
He noted that the Rumuakunde-Rumuche-Akpa-Abaka road will enhance the economy of the local government.
The governor also announced the comprehensive reconstruction of Elele-Alimini Internal Roads and the completion of the construction of Emohua Government Secondary School demolished by the Amaechi administration.
In his address, the Commissioner for Works, Mr Bathuel Iheanyichukwu said the Rumuakunde-Rumuche-Akpa-Abaka road has led to the flight of investors from the area.
He said the reconstruction of the road will revive the economy of Emohua.
Rivers State Health Commissioner, Dr Theophilus Odagme, said that the rehabilitation of the General Hospital in Emohua will create access to quality healthcare in the area.