Opposition Queries Wike’s Performance, Absence Of Cabinet Members
THE present administration led by Nyeson Wike assumed office on May 29 under a challenging situation. Before then the courts were closed, the State Assembly was under lock and key for two years, civil servants were owed for two months, pensioners owed for six months and the entire Port Harcourt City was a huge dump site because the past administration owed refuse clearing service providers for months.
Wike in his first week in office reopened the Judiciary and the State Assembly Complex. The governor also initiated operation zero potholes which many residents have commended.
Two construction companies, Julius Berger and CCECC are handling the reconstruction and rehabilitation of roads across the city of Port Harcourt. An aide to the Governor, Simeon Nwakaudu said, despite the rains, areas such as Diobu, Borokiri, Iwofe road, GRA, Akpajo, Eliopranwo, Tombia extension, Eagle Island and other key communities in the state capital are being reconstructed.
He described Wike as a ‘Talk na do’ governor, stressing that he (Wike) has revived the economy of the state as many investors are returning to the state under 100 days in office of the present administration.
But the State All Progressives Congress, (APC) has expressed concern that with the so-called 100 days celebration by Governor Nyesom Wike which kicked off with so much self-adulation, distorted facts and misrepresentations in the media by the governor, there is one question begging for an answer which is, when will the governor properly constitute the state cabinet?
A statement issued by the State publicity secretary of the party, Chris Finebone said, “As someone who is focused and with a clear plan for governance, President Muhammadu Buhari shortly after being sworn in as President announced that he would appoint ministers in September.
Despite the curiosity expressed by some Nigerians and following recent appointments by Mr. President, it has become clear to many that President Buhari has clear strategic and tactical plans of what he is set out to do as the President of Nigeria”. “Same cannot be said of the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike.
What many may not know is that the governor is carefully executing his grand scam, laced with superficial quick-wins meant to deceive the gullible”.