Abuja - The Rivers State Government has
accused the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Dakuku Peterside,
of commencing an illegal campaign ahead of likely elections.
“The commencement of illegal political campaign by the
defeated Rivers State APC Governorship Candidate, Mr Dakuku Peterside on
Saturday is an action in self-delusion as the mandate freely given to Governor
Nyesom Ezenwo Wike by Rivers people will be reaffirmed by the Appellate
process,” Simeon Nwakaudu, the spokesman, Nyesom Wike, said.
The governor’s spokesman said contrary to the alleged
falsehood spread by the APC candidate during his illegal political campaign on
Saturday, Wike was duly elected by the people and had managed the resources of
the state prudently, kickstarting an unprecedented development process which
stood him out as the best governor in Nigeria.
“Peterside during his illegal campaign on Saturday lied
about alleged loans he claimed Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike had taken,” said
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“It is public knowledge that the elected Governor of
Rivers State was compelled to take N30 billion loan because the immediate past
APC administration in the state crippled her finances, left the state in huge
debts with months of unpaid salaries, pensions, unpaid scholarships, abandoned
projects and a disillusioned populace.”
He said it was through financial prudence that the
governor kick-started the state’s economy damaged by the immediate past
governor and the Rivers APC.
“Indeed, Rivers State is one of the state that did not
take the two tranches of the Federal Government bailout due to the Governor's
financial prudence and consideration for the future of the state’s economy.
Some states took as much as N50 billion to stabilise their economies and
struggle towards productivity. However, Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has
maintained Rivers State as a development centre where executions of projects
have been the cornerstone stone in five months,” Nwakaudu added.
Nwakaudu said the so-called illegal campaign was a
“wasted effort” as the people of Rivers State took their position to vote out
the APC on April 11 and 12.
“Rivers State is in safe hands and the people are
enjoying the benefits of good governance after the ungodly locust years of
Rivers State APC.”
Peterside, who was not available for comment, and the APC
are challenging the poll outcome that steered Wike to power.
They have received a major boost after the poll
tribunal nullified the result.
- CAJ News