In a rare show of bi-partisanship, the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has thrown its weight behind Governor Nyesom Wike’s efforts at securing the state.
The decision of the party was announced at a press briefing hosted by the Senator representing Rivers East Senatorial District, Andrew Uchendu, on Monday.in Port Harcourt.
According to Uchendu, all elected and appointed members of the APC in the state were ready to be part of the move to ensure the safety of lives and properties of the people.
The Senator also disclosed that the decision of the party was borne out of the hand of fellowship Governor Wike offered to the people of the state on April 17, adding that the party believed that the governor was sincere in his request for collaboration.
He said: “Let us assure Governor Wike that the All Progressives Congress has never and will never shy away from doing all it can to ensure a more secured, purposeful and prosperous Rivers State.
“Indeed, this has been our ethos and mantra ever since we began elections. We abhor the thought, not to mention the fact, that any Rivers resident should be killed.
“We, therefore, join our voices to the call for a peaceful and united Rivers State, a state in which every stakeholder is treated equally and no one is held as a pariah for holding a different political view.”
The lawmaker urged Wike to rehabilitate sons and daughters of the state who he said were roaming the streets of foreign lands because of the cancellation of their scholarship awards.
Uchendu also called on the governor to reactivate of the Greater Port Harcourt Project and the completion of some people-oriented projects embarked upon by the Rotimi Amaechi administration.
“Perhaps another critical area deserving of the governor’s attention is unemployment and closely linked to that is education.
“Agriculture has been identified as the next big earner and a major generator of employment opportunities,” he added.
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