Wike Vows Better Deal To Non-indigenes
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has said he would better the lot of non-indigenes in the state, if voted into office.
Wike spoke in reaction to alleged comments by opposition political parties that he plans to sack non-indigenes from the state civil service if he wins the polls.
Addressing a political support group under the aegis of Non-indigenes Without Borders in Port Harcourt, Wike explained that population is very significant in economic growth, and wondered how the economy of the state would grow, if non-indigenes are driven away.
Wike said: “When you drive non-indigenes away, how will the economy grow? I will greatly recognise the relevance of non-Rivers people in the economic growth of the state.”
Meanwhile, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Dakuku Peterside, has condemned alleged plot by the PDP to sack non-indigenes from the state civil service if it wins the guber poll.
Peterside, who spoke at Rivers state APC campaign head office on Forces Avenue, Port Harcourt, assured all non-indigenes in Rivers state that they will not only have a rosy future if he is elected the next Rivers state governor; they will also have equal right with indigenes.