Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has lashed out at governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over some challenges bedevilling the country.
Wike who led Governor Oluseyi Makinde to open the Woji and Obagi roads in GRA Phase 2, Obio Akpor Local Government Area on Wednesday, December 23, stated that everything especially security and economy had collapsed under the watch of APC Governors.
In a statement released by his Special Assistant on Media Kelvin Ebiri, the Rivers State Governor said his colleagues elected on the platform of the APC keep admitting worsening insecurity across the country without accepting the failure of their party which got into power on promises of safeguarding the life and property of all Nigerians.
“I hear the Progressives Governors Forum saying that there is insecurity. Who is responsible? They should come out openly and say that the party in power has failed. Nigerians gave mandate to APC at the Federal Government level and therefore, they must own up that they have failed Nigerians.
“Everything has collapsed in the country. Security has collapsed. Economy has collapsed. There is nothing working in the country. Today, all over Nigeria, there is insecurity everywhere.
“The other day, in Katsina State, they took about 400. The next day, they said they took 84. Now again they said they’ve taken a village head, the wife and 14 people in Katsina State.
“When there was problem in this State (Rivers), about the level of kidnapping, I shouted but nobody listened to us. They said it was politics and that we were killing APC people. I said when you introduce politics to security the consequences will be great.
“Now, it is everywhere. Until they come to apologise to Rivers State that they are sorry for what they have done to us, then God will forgive all of them.”
Wike further averred that he has not disappointed on the mandate to improve the quality of living, infrastructure and guarantee the security of life and property. He added that he can walk on streets confidently without the protection of personal security guards after his tenure.
The Governor added;
“We are proud because we can come out and say to the people of Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Governments this is what PDP has done for you by the projects carried out in these two local governments.
“Also, we can go to other local governments and say look, vote for us. If they ask us why do you say we should vote for you, we will show proofs. Very soon, we go to them and we will be able to tell them, yes, this is what we have done, therefore having done this, if you vote for us again there is the likelihood we will do more.”