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Wike urges Ogbakiri people to end internal strife



Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has urged Ogbakiri people in Emohua Local Council to stop destroying their communities because of misgivings held against one another.

The governor gave the charge at the flag-off of the reconstruction of Ogbakiri internal roads, yesterday.

In a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, Wike said it was time Ogbakiri people forgave themselves, consider the disadvantage their former reputation had brought on them and resolve to chart a new course.

According to him, it is only a united people and community that can speak with one voice, determined their development and pursue to achieve it concertedly.


“Ogbakiri people, you have suffered. Look at what the crisis had done to you. Ogbakiri used to be known as one of the great communities in the whole of Ikwerre area. But things are no longer the same today, because of lack of understanding.

“With what we are doing, everybody must go back home and let us work together. I want all of you to join hands. Let us make sure that Ogbakiri comes back.”

The governor berated some leaders and people of Ogbakiri for being part of a political party, whose leaders have lied to them at every campaign, but will never return to deliver democratic dividends to them.

Wike said politics is about what can be attracted to the people as a community and not for selfish aggrandisement of few persons.

“I have told people, compare parties. Since May 27, 2021, we have been moving from one local council to another, and from one community to another. Let their party do the same too.”

Wike noted that what they had suffered politically is now been corrected because their leaders in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have now attracted dividends of democracy to the community.

He urged them to change the style of their politics so that when the other party comes to them, they can resist their lies.

Performing the flag-off,  Ohna Sergaent Awuse noted that the Ogbakiri internal roads project stands as the highpoint of Wike’s generosity to the people of Emohua Local Council.

Rivers State Commissioner for Works,  Elloka Tasie-Amadi said roads project is for the construction of 15kms of single carriage way, with a typical width of 8m and drainage network of 23km.

“The roads, which will interconnect the six communities in Ogbakiri; Rumuoro, Oduoha, Rumuakani, Rumuada, Ahai and Okporowo, will be completed and commissioned within 12 months.”


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