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Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has bemoaned the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and other parties in the state for failure to deliver on its promises it made to Nigerians.
Wike, who spoke during the reception organised by the Rivers chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to welcome thousands of APC members back to PDP, said his party had performed very well under his administration.
Leaders, who joined the party were former Director of Finance and Administration, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Henry Ogiri; APC South-South administrative officer, Gloria Boma; Mr. Lolo Ibieneye and Alhaji Hassan Douglas among others.
The Governor, in a statement by his Special Assistant, Media, Kelvin Ebiri, said prior to 2015, the APC promised to transform the country, fix the East-West Road and provide good governance to Nigerians.
But he said the APC had continued to give excuses for its colossal failure after it orchestrated the unfortunate conspiracy to remove President Goodluck Jonathan from office.
He said: “Are things better today? So why do you allow people to tell you lies. How long can you continue to listen to the lies of the All Progressives Congress?
“They have nothing for Nigerians. It is unfortunate that there was a conspiracy to remove a Niger Delta person as President”.
The Governor, who complained of marginalisation of Rivers, regretted many years after the Federal Government awarded the N120bn Bodo-Bonny Road, it had failed to provide its counterpart funding, allowing only the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) to finance the project.
“Look at since they started the Bonny Bodo road, what has happened? As we speak, Federal Government has not released their counterpart funding for that road.
‘’Now, NLNG said let us do it and then deduct it from the tax we are going to pay to the federal government. Is it how they have been doing in other states?” he said.