Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has urged the people of the state to remain resolute in the protection of their votes during the forthcoming rerun legislative elections.
Commissioning the phase one of the reconstructed Nkpogu Bridge/Road and Ground Breaking for Phase 2, Governor Wike said that the people of Rivers State insist on free and fair elections despite the antics of the APC.
He charged the people of the state to vote for PDP candidates during the rerun legislative elections for the sustenance of development in the State.
The governor said : “There is no need to allow the APC to come back to the state. If you allow them to come back, they will scuttle development projects for our people.
“We are children of light. We are in the promised land and we cannot return to the days of darkness represented by the APC “.
He added: “We must protect our votes to reclaim our mandate. This is our opportunity to tell Nigerians once again that this is a PDP state”.
Commenting on the bridge, Governor Wike said it was started from the very beginning to its completion. He said the immediate past government awarded the contract in 2012 but refused to fund the project.
He said the bridge and road project will improve traffic between LNG and Trans-Amadi areas of the town.
The governor called on the people to cooperate with the contractor to execute the phase 2 within the approved timeline and specifications.
The programme was attended by the Deputy National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, Former Rivers State Governor, Sir Celestine Omehia, Former Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives, Rt Hon. Austin Opara and Senator Lee Maeba.