Wike’s 2nd Term: LG Boss Assures On More Projects


The Chairman of Ikwerre Local Governmet Area in Rivers State, Hon. Samuel Nwanosike has assured people of the State that Governor Nyesom Wike will deliver more projects following his reelection in the March 9 Governorship election.
Nwanosike gave the assurance during an exclusive interview with The Tide shortly after the presentation of Certificate of Return (CoR) to the Governor, his Deputy, Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry-Banigo and 32 members-elect of the State Assembly by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Port Harcourt.
While describing the Governor’s reelection as victory to God and all Rivers people, he however stressed the need for people to always do what is right by respecting constituted authorities as well as the provisions of the constitution for the country to move forward.
According to him: “Let me use this opportunity to say that moving forward as a nation, we should be able to do the right things. People should be able to respect the provisions of the constitution and allow those who have been assigned responsibilities to carry them out.
“You do not muzzle people because you believe you control the security forces of because you have the barrel of the gun. We believe in democracy and democracy is government of the people by the people and for the people. So the will of the people should be allowed to stand at all times.
“The Governor has told the world that his second term is more projects and more quality projects. And Rivers people know that governor that when he says a thing he stands by it. They (the people) should expect more projects,” the LG chairman assured.
On his assessment of INEC in the 2019 general polls, he gave the commission a thumbs up in their conduct of the governorship election in the state, but scored them low in the Presidential election .
Hon. Nwanosike charged the electoral umpire to put measures in place to ensure that those who do not have business in the conduct of elections steer clear in the interest of the nation and allow the will of the people prevail.
“As far as I am concerned, for Rivers State election, we can say that for the very first time INEC stood their ground. So we will score them high.
“But in most states and even in the Presidential election we have told INEC without mincing words that you must insist that those who do have business in the conduct of elections should stay away and we score INEC low in those states. The will of the people must be allowed to prevail for our democracy to move forward,” the council boss noted with concern.