- Wike says the ruling All Progressives Congress-led government only focuses its anti-corruption fight at members of the PDP
- The governor said the recent arrest of former Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger state is more political than people think
Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers state has said that Nigerians have suddenly realised that the ruling All Progressives Congress ( APC) has nothing to offer in terms of developmental projects, aside the circulation of lies that it has engaged in since 2015.
According to Wike, APC’s fight against corruption is targeted at the intimidation of political opponents as the ruling party only prosecutes former PDP governors, while indicted former APC governors are allowed to roam freely.
Speaking at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Friday, April 7, 2017 when he granted audience to the Abuluoma Council of Chiefs, Governor Wike said there is no sincerity in the fight against corruption by the APC.
He said: “Nigerians have seen that the present ruling party has nothing to offer them except to tell lies.
“They claim they are fighting corruption, but how many APC former governors have been arraigned. Nobody is against the government fighting corruption, but it must be fought with sincerity.
“Even when an APC former governor is indicted by a judicial commission of inquiry, they fail to prosecute such a person.”
In a statement signed by Simeon Nwakaudu, the governor’s special assistant on electronic media, and obtained by NAIJ.com, Wike added: “I just heard that they have arrested the former Niger state governor after two years. Maybe because political activities are picking up and they want to intimidate him; that is why this is happening now.”
Governor Wike said that the crisis that the APC planted in the PDP will be the first thing that will consume it.
On development projects, Governor Wike assured the community that his administration has awarded contracts for the construction and rehabilitation of roads in Abuluoma and Amadi Ama communities.
He thanked the Abuluoma people for their massive support for him during the electioneering period, noting that he will keep all the promises he made to them.
Earlier, the Amanyanabo of Abuluoma, Brigadier-General Bright Ateke Fiboinumma lauded the governor on his achievements, especially in the area of infrastructural development across the state.
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