Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers state has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari’s proposed visit to the state cannot revive the fortunes of the All Progressive Congress (APC) which according to him, is already dead in the state.
While flagging off the reconstruction of Egbelu Street and construction of link roads in East-West in Rumuodara, Obio Akpor Local Government Area on Thursday, Governor Wike said that the Federal Government was yet to inform him on the President’s visit and the reason behind his visit.
Wike said: “I hear they say that the President is coming to our state. I have not been told the President is coming and why he is coming. He has the right to come to any state.
“Maybe the President is coming to make sure that he will improve the fortunes of the APC that is dead in Rivers State.
“Apart from Jesus Christ, we don’t know of anyone who has risen a dead thing. APC is a dead party in Rivers State. No matter how you fast and pray, it will never wake up”.
“Let nobody bother him or herself that the President is coming for security reasons. We don’t have security challenges in the state.
“We have never had herdsmen killings or crisis in the state except when some criminals tried to disrupt the peace and they were checked. We resolved that challenge.”
According to the Governor, there is no state in the country where robbing and kidnapping activities were are absent.
He said if President Muhammadu Buhari is visiting because of kidnappers and armed robbers, then he should visit all the 36 states.
He, however, noted that as the state that produces the wealth that supports the country, President is welcome to visit the wealth producers of the nation.
According to him: “Since the administration has abandoned Rivers State for three years, this visit may be a blessing in disguise.
” The President may use the visit to complete the Port Harcourt International Airport, the neglected East-West road, the neglected seaports and the rejected Port Harcourt-Aba road”.