Paul Obiajunwo, PortHarcourt
Rivers State Governor , Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that Rivers APC has refused to campaign because of the assurances from INEC and the security agencies that the elections would be manipulated in their favour .
He stated that the plot to rig would come to nought because the people of Rivers State are vigilant and would not be intimidated by the illegal use of security agents to aid INEC to rig.
He spoke at Emohua on Tuesday where he flagged-off the rehabilitation of the General Hospital , Emohua and the reconstruction of the Rumuakunde-Rumuche-Akpa-Abaka road.
The governor called on Emohua Youths to rise up and defend their votes , pointing out that this is the time to send non-performing politicians on retirement .
He said: “They have refused to campaign because they have received assurances of rigging.
“The man who plans to hijack materials , how many heads does he have? Emohua people must stand up to defend their votes. “
Speaking further , Governor Wike urged the people of Emohua to hold their prominent politicians to account, pointing out that most of them spent eight years in office without attracting a worthwhile project to the local government area.
The governor said that the two projects flagged are targeted at improving the living standard of the Emohua people.
He noted that the Rumuakunde-Rumuche-Akpa-Abaka road will enhance the economy of the local government .
The governor also announced the comprehensive reconstruction of Elele-Alimini Internal Roads and the completion of the construction of Emohua Government Secondary School demolished by the Amaechi administration .
In his address, the Commissioner for Works , Mr Bathuel Iheanyichukwu said the
Rumuakunde-Rumuche-Akpa-Abaka road has led to the flight of investors from the area.
He said the reconstruction of the road will revive the economy of Emohua .
Rivers State Health Commissioner , Dr Theophilus Odagme said that the rehabilitation of the General Hospital in Emohua will create access to quality healthcare in the area.