Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has boasted that the Governor of the state, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike will fail, if he seeks re-election in 2019.
A statement issued on Sunday by the Senior Special Assistant on media to the state chairman of the Party, Eze Chukwuemeka Eze and made available to The Agenda online says the All Progressives Congress is on a mission to rescue the state in 2019.
The party lamented what it described as a ‘decimation of former Governor Rotimi Amaechi’s legacies in the state, describing it as unfortunate.
“The party notes with sadness how Wike programmed and supervised the decimation of every agency in Rivers State. Today, both the Due Process Unit, the unit responsible for ensuring transparency in Public Procurement; the Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA), the agency responsible for the training of present and future manpower needs of the State and the Rivers State Scholarship Board another important agency all have completely failed since Wike’s assumption of office.”
“…today, our educational system under the watch of Governor Nyesom Wike is nothing to write home about as most of our students now study under deplorable situations while locking model schools constructed by Amaechi’s administration. Wike’s administration stands out as the only administration since the creation of the State in 1967 that has refused to provide Scholarships for Rivers youths despite receiving billions of Naira.”
“…under the administration of Governor Wike, Rivers state stands out as the worst in areas of unemployment with highest unemployment rate of 41.82 per cent in the country in the third quarter of 2017, according to the latest data released in Abuja by the National Bureau of Statistics. This implies that for every 10 persons in Rivers 4 are without anything doing. Affirming the position of the National Bureau of Statistics, the party notes that under Wike’s administration, no Rivers State Indigene has been employed into the Civil Service instead those employed like the 13,200 Teachers employed by Amaechi were sacked. What a shameful feat?”
“Civil servants under Wike have never had it so bad since the creation of Rivers State where no Civil servants have been promoted or their entitlements paid since he assumed office. Salaries are owed for over six months while pensioners last received their pensions during the regime of Amaechi. The State Secretariat that was remodelled and modernised by Amaechi has been vandalised and kept in a state of despair where animals will even detest working in such an environment.”
“Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital under the watch of Governor Nyesom Ezebunwo Wike, apart from being unsafe security wise is now among world’s worst air polluted cities which means that most of her inhabitants are prone to one health challenge or the other. According to AirVisual a global air quality monitor founded in 2015 in its latest findings, Port Harcourt is ranked the 6th most polluted city in the world and the worst in Africa. Port Harcourt has been struggling with soot said to be the consequence of illegal refining of petroleum products by illegal bunkers and sadly, all the calls by both APC and other concerned Groups for Wike to call for a
stakeholders meeting to deliberate and find solution to this threat to the lives of Rivers State people residing in Port Harcourt have failed on deaf ears.”