Governor Wike urges politicians to always fulfil promises
He stated this during the inauguration of the Isiodu Road in Emohua Council, which was performed by Minority Leader of the Senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe at the weekend.
He stressed the need for accountability among politicians seeking elective public office to not only nurse such ambition without having the requisite competence to deliver on projects and services that solve problems of the people.
“If you want to be a public servant, you know there are problems in Nigeria that should be solved. You shouldn’t come after securing a position and fail to fulfill your promises because of the problems facing us.
“Our business as politicians is to solve problems and not to give excuses why problems could not be resolved. Politics is no longer rhetoric, making promises and abandoning the people,” he stated.
Wike said his administration had not deprived any local government of developmental projects, adding that projects were being delivered as the fulfillment of election promises because the people need to feel the positive impact of the state government.
He said such commitment to the good of the people marked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as different from the other party that has failed Nigerians and continues to ride on excuses of their inability to solve problems that they said they would solve.
Governor Wike said political leaders in Emohua Council, who have supported his administration, have evidence of their support, because they attracted projects to their communities, unlike those in the opposition.
“When I came to Emohua, I said you have one of your sons who I thought was very close to the government, but could not bring one dividend of democracy to the community. And I said since you cannot bring development, I will ensure that I do so and that is why we rehabilitated the Mgbuitanwo Road.
“If a man says he is close to the government, his people should expect him to bring something in return. Look at Chief Sergent Awuse and others who believe in this government. Paul Wonodi says he believes in this government. They have attracted projects to their base from the state government.
“Let me make you another promise, we must link you to Ogbodo Community in Ikwerre Council. I promised that my administration will impact every Local Government Area in the state, which is why we have commissioned one or two projects in all local government areas in the state,” he stated.
Inaugurating the road project, Abaribe noted that Emohua people could not but believe in Governor Wike, who they know as a leader that delivers on his promises.
He said while the Federal Government gives excuses for its failure to execute projects that have been appropriated in the national budget, Governor Wike shows a shining example of how to resolve socio-economic and infrastructure problems by making life better for Rivers people.
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