Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared that Governor Nyesom Wike and his party, the PDP, will be voted out in 2019. APC said they will be defeated because the party has resolved to embark on a rescue mission to salvage Rivers and her people before Wike makes the state a laughing stock and bankrupt. The party in a statement on Sunday by Chukwuemeka Eze, spokesman to state chairman, Dr Ibiamu Ikanya, said as long as “any right thinking Rivers State is concerned, Wike is a disaster as exemplified by many of his misguided steps that he took to decimate most of the feats of Amaechi which if he had assisted to build upon would have turned the fortunes of the State around.”
“Today, both the Due Process Unit, the unit responsible for ensuring transparency in Public Procurement; the Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA), the agency responsible for the training of present and future manpower needs of the State and the Rivers State Scholarship Board another important agency all have completely failed since Wike’s assumption of office. “Our ducational system under the watch of Governor Nyesom Wike is nothing to write home about as most of our students now study under deplorable situation while locking model schools constructed by Amaechi’s administration.
“Wike’s administration stands out as the only administration since the creation of the State in 1967 that has refused to provide Scholarships for Rivers youths despite receiving billions of naira exposing his hatred for the future of our youths.” The party further stated that under Wike, Rivers state stands out as the worst in areas of unemployment with highest unemployment rate of 41.82 per cent in the country in the third quarter of 2017 according to the latest data released in Abuja by the National Bureau of Statistics.
“This implies that for every 10 persons in Rivers 4 are without anything doing”, the statement added. “Under Wike’s evil administration, no Rivers State Indigene have been employed into the Civil Service instead those employed like the 13,200 Teachers employed by Amaechi were sacked. What a shameful feat?”