The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State says it is clear that Nigerians no longer take seriously comments credited to Governor Nyesom Wike.
Governor Wike had during a project commissioning in Obio-Akpor local government area on Saturday, November 26, 2022, accused former governor Rotimi Amaechi of emptying the state treasury before leaving office in 2015.
But the spokesman of APC in the state, Darlington Nwauju in reaction to the comment, said Amaechi will not engage in a media war with his former Chief of staff.
Nwauju, however, said it is important to set the record straight by confirming that Amaechi has to the credit of his administration, the “Agip, Eliozu Obiri Ikwere, Eleme, and Woji flyover projects”.
He maintained that the projects like others under Amaechi’s administration were done with “utmost regard for due process as they went through competitive bidding processes with premium standards delivered in the best interest of Rivers people”.
Nwauju further claimed that while the Amaechi’s administration had an Internally Generated Revenue of between “N1.5 billion to 1.9 billion monthly to work with”, the Wike administration is getting between “N10 billion and N15 billion monthly in IGR”.
The APC spokesman said the APC can beat its chest and boast that its leader and former Governor Minister of Transportation did so much for Rivers State including the “employment of 13,000 teachers, and 400 doctors”.
He further stated that pharmacists and nurses were all employed “without clannish, tribal or political sentiments” unlike what he said recently happened at the Rivers State University where according to him only persons from Governor Wike’s community were given employment against the Oath of Allegiance sworn-to by the governor.
‘Kano People Have Immense Respect For Nyesom Wike’ – Kwankwaso Declares
Rabiu Kwankwaso, the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, presidential candidate, on Monday, November 21, 2022, described Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State as a member of the Kwankwasiyya Group.
Kwankwaso said Wike was always standing for the truth, and as such, the Rivers governor is a member of Kwankwasiyya.
He spoke at the inauguration of the Mgbutanwo Internal Roads in the Emohua Local Government Area of the state.
According to Kwankwaso: “Your Excellency, thank you for standing firm, for saying the truth at any given time, not minding what they are thinking.
“Your excellency, without putting on a red cap, you are a member of Kwankwassiya any day, any time. Because in Kwankwansiyya, you don’t have to put on a red cap. Many people in this country have red caps in their hearts, and I believe you are one of us; that is why I believe that those from Kano have a lot of respect for you.”
Kwankwaso Slams APC For Presenting ‘Wrong’ Tinubu To Nigerians
Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, said the greatest mistake the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, made was giving its presidential ticket to the “wrong person.”
He stated this at the old Presidential Lodge Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, where he inaugurated his presidential campaign office.
The APC had fielded Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) in 2015 as its presidential candidate. He won and got the party’s ticket for a second term and equally won the 2019 polls. The party has now fielded a former governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for the 2023 poll.
Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano State, said the experience the nation had under the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, administrations worsened in the last 7-year reign of the APC.
“We were five governors that started APC to produce President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015. Unfortunately, when we were angry with PDP, APC became worse. And one big mistake APC made was giving its presidential ticket to the wrong person.
“In the North, we are the party to beat. APC has failed the nation. You may not understand what we are talking about because you have more security and a good economy here than what we see in the North,” he said.
But the APC national publicity secretary, Barrister Felix Morka, neither answered his phone call nor SMS sent to him for comment on the matter.