Wike: I’m not concentrating development in Port Harcourt

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has debunked insinuations that he was only developing the capital city at the detriment of other local government and rural areas.

Wike challenged persons accusing him of bias in locating projects to tell him the council lacking the presence of his administration.

He said: “I challenge anyone to tell me which local government is lacking government’s presence. I can tell you exactly what we’re doing in each local government.

“People say all your development is in one area. I say fine, it means there’s development, however concentrated in one area. I should be happy that I have come to develop that part of the state. When you come too, you can develop another part. No one person can develop the whole areas.”

A statement by his media aide, Kelvin Ebiri, said Wike’s criticism of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should not be misunderstood to mean there was an irredeemable crisis in the party.

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According to the statement, Wike spoke when friends and political associates visited to felicitate with him on his birthday.

He said since he couldn’t join another political party, particularly, the All Progressives Congress (APC), he would continue to speak out against perceived abnormalities in the PDP to ensure it did not die.

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