The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has dismissed the promise made to the people of the state by the governorship candidate of the Accord Party in the State Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs as white-wash and mere jamboree.
The Accord Party’s gubernatorial candidate had in a press conference on Wednesday, asked Rivers people to shun, ” Mr Project”, adding that he (Lulu Briggs) was coming in as governor to create jobs and wealth.
Speaking through the Director of Information and Communications of Rivers State PDP Campaign Council, Emma Okah, in a statement in Port Harcourt on Thursday, Wike dismissed Lulu-Briggs’ claim as a white-wash and mere jamboree.
Okah said the comments made by Chief Lulu-Briggs were mere street talks and didn’t address the fundamental issues of development in the State.
The party said, “The huge challenge before him as a member of APC until a few weeks ago is to show what he and his party did for the people of Rivers State since 2015” Okah said pointing out that it is no longer enough for him to point one finger at the PDP while 4 fingers are pointing at him.
“Spreading falsehood in a press conference is only a cheap way to admit that you either abhor the truth or you are ignorant of them. It is uncharitable to ask ‘what purpose has political leadership served Rivers State since 1999?
“As a stakeholder, we challenge him to cite any contribution he has made to advance the security of his community, LGA or state not even when the Federal Govt of Nigeria turned her back against the state in times of security need.
“Rivers would not forget in a hurry how he led APC members to protest on the streets of Port Harcourt against the call by the government and people of Rivers State to transfer the politically polluted Commander of SARS in Rivers State.
On infrastructure, Okah said, “Wike is a project supremo” and challenged Lulu-Briggs to “name one governor in Nigeria who has done more projects and received more unsolicited awards of excellence like Governor Wike.
Okah added that “the PDP Campaign is hinged on the concrete fulfilment of promises made and promises kept by the PDP led Government in Rivers State.”