Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt
Former Jigawa State Governor, Dr. Sule Lamido, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) has embarrassed Nigerian both locally and internationally by failing to provide adequate leadership since taking over power at the federal level.
He also called on governors, especially those elected on the platform of the APC, to emulate Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, in leadership and project execution and stop using economic recession as excuse for their failures.
This came as the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said leaders should stop using recession as an excuse for failure to deliver on their campaign promises.
Both leaders spoke yesterday in Port Harcourt during the inauguration of the reconstructed Ozuoba-Rumuosi Road in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area.
Lamido specifically advised the leadership of the APC at all levels to learn the art and science of leadership and projects delivery from Wike.
Lamido, who unveiled the road, said the leadership of the APC is learning on the job after their electoral victory, pointing out that they have embarrassed Nigeria internationally through their failure to work for Nigerians.
He said: “Only PDP governors are working. We in PDP care and we are concerned. If we are given a responsibility, we discharge it creditably. Governor Wike has done very well. I extend the gratitude of the entire PDP family to Governor Wike for his performance.”
He said APC cannot work for Nigerians because the party lacks the capacity for pro-people governance; they only grabbed power for the sake of it and not for service.
The former governor called on Nigerians to build understanding amongst themselves for the promotion of unity, peace and prosperity.
In his remarks, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said: “Whether there is economic recession or not, I will always fulfil my campaign promises to the people of the state.
“The people have played their part by voting us. Therefore, we have a responsibility to work for our people. They don’t deserve excuses.”
Wike explained that the Ozuoba-Rumosi Road is a direct reward to the people of Akpor kingdom for their support. He said the community was forgotten by the previous administration, hence his resolve to reconstruct the road linking them with their kith and kin in neighbouring communities.