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My Successor Won’t Bother About Abandoned Projects – Wike



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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that he will not leave abandoned projects to whoever will succeed him in 2023 as reported by The Nation.

Wike, who spoke when he led a former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, to inaugurate the longest flyover in the state, the Rumu-Ogba Flyover at Artillery Port Harcourt, vowed to complete all his projects.

He said: “I have told you, I am not going to leave any project for anybody. I don’t want my successor to say he met uncompleted projects. I will carry my own problems and solve my problems, when my successor comes let him solve his problems”.

He said his government would inaugurate five more flyovers in the next one year and commended the people of Rumu-Ogba for supporting Julius Berger to complete the flyover in their area.

The governor lambasted members of the opposition for criticising his flyover projects saying they had gone from saying that he would not complete them to claiming that the flyovers lacked proper design.

He said a former governor of the state had in 2015 said he (Wike) would not have money to pay salaries much less doing projects.

Wike said: “We can stand tall and tell anybody in this state that on 27th of May 2015 somebody had his birthday. He was a former governor and he told them there was no way we would get money to pay salaries not to talk of doing projects.

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“But see how God works, we are not only paying salaries we are also doing projects. Rivers State deserves the best. This is our second tenure but we are going to work as if it is our first tenure.

“We are not interested in going to Abuja everyday to stay; we are interested in staying in our state and developing our sate with our resources. In the next one year, we are going to commission another five flyovers”.

While saying that his party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was known in the state for making promises and fulfilling them, the governor said in two weeks’ time, his government would sign a contract with Julius Berger for a world-class cardiovascular and cancer centre in Rivers.

He said the project designed to be the best in the country would be completed in 14 months.

He said: “We are happy to say that our party is a party when we make promises we fulfill. It is not a party that you have problems and you have told the people you are coming to solve problems but having come in you begin to give excuses.

“They thought that these projects would be abandoned. But to the glory of God projects are not being abandoned. In the next two weeks, Julius Berger will come back and sign a contract with us where we are going to build a cancer and cardiovascular disease centre, the best in this country and they well complete it in 14 months.”

Inaugurating the flyover, Kwakwanso, said serving and former governors had a lot of respect for Wike “because of what he does and things that he says.”

Addressing Wike, he said: “We love you for a number of reasons. You have been working around the state to make Rivers a better place for everybody. We have seen your projects and your programmes.

“I have seen the positive changes that you brought to the state since 2015. We respect you because most times you are on the ground here in Rivers State taking care of the people. You work on the ground while many people who have similar responsibilities are in the skies. Keep on moving and doing the right things. Being a governor is a serious responsibility.”

Kwakwanso commended Wike for maintaining the peace in Rivers adding that the governor had two more years left in his tenure to move up to the centre for a national assignment.

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Atiku Calls For Speedy Declaration Of Adamawa Guber Election Result




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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Former Vice President, Alh Atiku Abubakar has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to release Adamawa State Governorship election results unfailingly today.

Atiku who is the Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in this February Presidential election made the call during a press conference in Yola Monday.

He calls on Nigerians and International community to mount pressure on the INEC to announce what he described as the mandate expressed by the people Adamawa people.

“I’m reaching out to Nigerians and international community to put pressure on INEC to release our results in Adamawa State today unfailingly because as the more the delay, the more the tension.

“I personally spoke with the INEC Chairman last night couple of times and pleaded with him to allow the result to be announced as stipulated by law,” Atiku added.

He observed that the actions of INEC has caused serious tension in the state that has been peaceful, saying “we don’t know any violence and yet the attitude of INEC in the state least much to be desired.”

Alh Abubakar said Adamawa is a multi ethnic and multi religious state but the action of INEC was trying to destabilize the stability that has long been existed in the state.

“We thought that the processes are improving by every election but unfortunately with this election, we have not seen improvement that we expect from INEC,” he said.

He maintained that 20 out the 21 local government results were so far collated and it was only Fufore that they tried to alter the results.

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2023 Polls: Taraba Deputy Governor, Manu Commends INEC, Calls For Peace




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Taraba State Deputy Governor, Engr. Haruna Manu on Saturday commended the INEC for swiftly testifying the lapses discovered during the 25th February 2023 Presidential and National Assembly election in the state.

Manu who is also the Senator-elect representing Taraba Central, made the commendation while fielding questions from newsmen shortly after casting his vote for the governorship and state house of assembly election alongside his wife at Isa II Kofar Manu polling unit in Mutum Biyu, Gassol local government area of the state.

He said by rectifying the mistakes made during the first phase of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission in the state, Tarabans will exercise their franchise without hitches.

According to him, from the information reached him, the election generally was going on peacefully, adding that people were allowed to vote for candidates of their choice without any threat.

The Senator-elect assured his constituents of quality representation at the Red Chamber and promised to ensure that the needs they highlighted for him would be achieved during his tenure.

Engr. Haruna Manu also expressed confidence that his party the PDP will win the governorship election and the majority of the state house of assembly seats in the state.

He appealed to the people of the state to remain calm, law-abiding, and embrace one another, as well as urged them to accept the outcome of the election in good faith when INEC finally declared the winners of the governorship and state assembly seats.

Our Correspondent gathered that the elections were conducted smoothly across the sixteen LGAs of the state besides Donga LGA where hoodlums destroyed ballot boxes.

He, however, observed a low turnout of voters in some areas, while in some polling units, the turnout was higher than in the Presidential and National Assembly election that took place last month.

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2023 Polls: You Are A Liar, Taraba CAN Chairman Tells Senator Bwacha 




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Hammed Abubakar, Jalingo 

The Chairman Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Taraba State Chapter, has faulted claims by the Governorship Candidate of the APC, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha, that the Chairman of the association, Rev Dr. Isaiah Magaji Jirapye apologized to him over the endorsement of Col. Agbu Kefas, PDP Governorship candidate by CAN.

Jirapye said, “it was very unfortunate for the personality of Senator Bwacha to have lied on Channels Television that I, the CAN Chairman visited him secretly and apologized over the endorsement of Col Agbu Kefas by the CAN”.

He said that all that Senator Emmanuel Bwacha said about CAN during his interview with Channels TV should be regarded as baseless, adding that the embattled APC governorship candidate is busy chasing a white goose. 

According to the CAN Chairman, “the meeting between myself and Senator Bwacha after the endorsement of Col. Agbu Kefas was for him to take the endorsement in good fate since it was a  unanimous decision by CAN, but I am surprised to hear the Senator on Channels Television lying that I went to apologize to him over the endorsement. 

Jirapye urged Senator Emmanuel Bwacha to desist from dragging CAN in his desperation to govern the State for his selfish reasons. 

“CAN position on endorsement was a unanimous decision and not that of myself the Chairman alone so I  advise desperate politicians to desist from using my name for their selfish interests”.

CAN warns desperate politicians such as Senator Bwacha whom he said lack manners but called themselves Christians, and at the same time insult their spiritual leaders at will to trade with caution. 

CAN is shocked by the kind of outburst of cancerous anger from the Senator and pray God to deliver him from such a problem, saying People of Bwacha’s character should be watched carefully and never be entrusted with Leadership positions to govern the people. 

The Chairman noted that the endorsement of the PDP governorship candidate Col. Agbu Kefas by CAN was in the best interest of the people of the State. 

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