I Have Silenced Those Who Play Politics with Road Construction, Says Wike


· Inaugurates 42 roads in Diobu suburb

Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Saturday stated that he resolved to construct the Eliozu -Rumunduru-Elimgbu (Oro-Igwe) road to put an end to the false political promises being made by failed politicians to deceive the people.

The governor said he had to silence those who play politics with road construction by denying communities political projects on account of their political persuasion.

The Oro-Igwe road was completely impassable at the time Wike awarded its construction to Chinese Construction giants, CCECC.

In appreciation, the Oroigwe people conferred the chieftaincy title of: “Omenma Eli 1 of Oroigwe 1 on the Rivers State governor. The traditional council said Wike is the first governor to remember the town.

Wike said, “We had to construct the Oroigwe road to end the era of lies and deception perpetrated by politicians over the years, using the name of this road. Finally, the people of Oro-Igwe will not have unhindered access to their homes and businesses.”

At the Rukpokwu-Eneka road, Wike said the road had to be reconstructed because of its economic importance.

In his remarks while inaugurating the road, former Rivers State Governor, Sir Celestine Omehia, described Wike as a child of destiny who has come to transform the state.

Governor Wike renamed Nelson Mandela (SARS) Road as Sir Celestine Ngozichim Omehia Road while he stated that the Rumuaholu Road, which he inaugurated would stimulate economic growth in the area.

Governor Wike was accompanied to the ceremonies by the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose; former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Austin Opara; former Minister of Transport, Dr Abiye Sekibo; Members of the National and State Assemblies.