Governor Nyesom Wike who last week vowed he would deliver on his administration’s promises to the Rivers people while signing an N18 billion agreement with Julius Berger has received the support of his friends and co-travelers in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
They are Chief Abiye Sekibo, former Minister of Transport, Barrister Celestine Omehia whose ambition to rule Rivers State was scuttled by the Supreme Court in 2007 and Chief Allwell Onyesoh who dumped the APC and Senator Magnus Abe early in the year to join forces with Governor Wike.
Governor Wike has come under sharp criticism over his approach to governance issues, with many Rivers people expressing strong reservations over his lack of interest in the welfare of the masses.
While some allege that the Government has commenced the process of mortgaging the future of the State, others are of the view that the administration is providing infrastructure that are lacking.
Speaking to newsmen, Sekibo said those opposed to the programmes of the Rivers State Government are enemies of the Rivers people.
The PDP chieftain who served as Secretary to Government under the Odili administration said Governor Wike has done better than everyone who has occupied the Rivers State Government House.
Barrister Celestine Omehia who seemingly enjoys the flattery which comes with being addressed as a former governor despite the ruling of the Supreme Court lauded Governor Wike for his strides in office, noting that the Rivers State could have been better advanced if the previous administration had paid heed to the developmental requirements of the State.
In his remark, Allwell Onyesoh, a former Commissioner in Odili’s administration said there was nothing wrong with Wike’s efforts at developing the State capital.
He dismissed arguments that Wike was only focusing attention on Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas, saying that a succeeding governor could deal with the problems of the people at the grassroots after Wike leaves office.
There are indications that the Government may have borrowed as much as N300 billion since it came on stream.
The APC said last week, Governor Wike should pay attention to the needs of the people.