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“You Must ‘Pepper’ My Opponents on Saturday” – Gov Wike Tells Rivers State Voters


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has urged Rivers people to beat his political opponents in the upcoming presidential election on Saturday, February 25th, 2023.
Wike, who is running against his party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has said that the projected outcome on Saturday will cement his victory and make Rivers people happy.

On Wednesday, Governor Wike spoke at Wakama Junction, where he launched the Ogu-Ekporo-Kpogor-Wakama Road.

We are responsible for our own happiness. Their anger is their own. Do you want us to season them? Are you all set to pepper them? On Saturday, you’ll bombard them. I’ll return after Saturday to thank you again, and before I leave (office), I’ll give you something else (present).”

Governor Wike recalls making a commitment to the people of Ogu, Ekporo, and other communities.

The governor said having flagged off construction work months ago, he is delighted that the people are gathered to witness the inauguration, and it is promised made, promise fulfilled.

“I have said it severally that our people deserve the best. I don’t see why some communities could not be linked up with roads.”

Specifically, Governor Wike said:

“As we were coming, I felt proud. I was so happy. I was so elated. Some of us have never been to Wakama town before. But because of this road, I am able to reach Wakama town. I thank God almighty.

“So, having made my promises and fulfilled them, I hope, you all will fulfill your promises too? On Saturday, you’ll do your own work to make us happy and make those people to be angry?”

Governor Wike pointed to other promises of projects made to the people of Ogu/ Bolo Local Government Area and assured that none will be left without accomplishment.

“Remember when Ogu/Bolo people came to see me, they requested for the reconstruction of the road from Eteo to Ogu town. If you’re driving pass there now, you’ll see that work is going on very well. That also is promise made, promise fulfilled.

“That is why we have always said we will not disappoint you. Everything we have told you in these three local governments, to the glory of God, shall be accomplished.”

Providing the description of the project, Rivers State Commissioner for Work s, Dr. George-Kelly Dakorinima Alabo said the Ogu-Ekporo-Kpogor-Wakama is 5.3 Kilometers long, 7.3 meters in width and connects communities in Ogu/Bolo, Tai and Eleme Local Government Areas.

In his address, the Chairman of Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area, Vincent Nemieboka said the road connects three distinct communities in three Local Government Areas. According to him, the road will ensure greater unity is promoted and harmonious relationships are fostered among the people.

He thanked Governor Wike for the numerous projects delivered in the area that include connecting and internal roads, land reclamation projects, and completion of the Government Secondary School, Ogu.

On his part, the Chairman of Tai Local Government Area, Mbakpone Okpe stated that governor Wike has continued to use projects delivery, not only to enhance economic opportunities, but also to unify the people in the benefitting communities.