Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has assured the people of the state that they will witness rapid development because he will not expend their resources to contest for the office of the Vice President in 2019. He also made the pledge on behalf of his deputy, Dr Ipalibo Harry Banigo.
He said that the resources of the state will be committed to the growth of the state. The governor spoke at a state banquet organised for key stakeholders on Monday night in Port Harcourt. He said : “I will never use the resources of Rivers State to sponsor outside politicians and political parties.
All resources of the state will be committed to improving the state and our people. “For me and my deputy, we will never use the funds of Rivers State to contest for the office of the Vice President in 2019. This is an administration built on transparency, accountability and probity”. He said that era of diverting state resources for unprofitable political sponsorship was defeated by the people of Rivers State, noting that it will never be re-introduced.
– Tony Ita Etim