Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has warned Nigerians to beware of empty promises from politicians as the 2019 elections fast approaches.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governor said as politicians prepare for the forthcoming 2019 elections, Nigerians must seize opportunity to hold elected and appointed officials accountable, for them to deliver the dividends of democracy.
Wike said this on Thursday while flagging off the reconstruction of Eleme-Oyigbo road in Alesa-Eleme saying Nigerians should no longer accept excuses from non performing public officers.
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“My charge to Nigerians is that they must hold all public officials accountable. In 2019, before anyone campaigns, he must first show what he has done with his present office.
“Gone are the days when people listen to flimsy excuses. There is no room for excuses anymore. This is not the time for empty promises,” he said.
Wike also boasted that he can walk freely in any Local Government in the state because of his numerous projects enjoyed by people of the state.
“There is no local government area that I cannot walk freely, because I have projects everywhere. I have fulfilled my campaign promises and I will continue to deliver on the dividends of democracy.”
The governor said Rivers State government is transparent in its operations. According to him, all funds that accrued to the state are published monthly by the Federal Ministry of Finance, with his administration applying all resources to the development of the state.
Commissioner of Works, Mr Dum Dekor said the 11.5 kilometers road will be completed in nine months, while 540 persons will be employed in the course of the construction.
He also asked Eleme and Oyigbo people to cooperate with the contractor to be able to successfully deliver the road as scheduled.
Spokesman for the Eleme Community, Mr Godwin Abe Olo appreciated Governor Wike for his commitment to the development of the area. He said since the road was constructed in 1983 and has degenerated over the years.
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