Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that the performance of his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led administration has finished any remnant of the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) dead in the state.
The governor, who spoke in Port Harcourt on Tuesday at t he commissioning of the newly constructed Ogbum-nu-Abali/Eastern-Bypass Road project, accused the previous administration of politicising the reconstruction of the road and failing to carry out the project.
Wike noted that he looked beyond such politicking by interfacing with the people to understand the economic benefits of a dualized road in the city centre.
He said with the level of infrastructural development around Ogbum-nu-Abali, there would be a spike in the value of property in the area.
He said: “I know that the people of Ogbum-nu-Abali resisted the dualisation of this road because of lack of information. When I met with the community leaders, they said look, they have houses bequeathed to them by their grandparents.
“I told them that whether they like it or not, if I don’t dualize it today, tomorrow somebody else will do it. And you don’t know who is coming.
“So, it’s better done now that I am a governor than when you don’t know who is coming. And the economic benefit of this road is too much, which you may not understand now.”