Rivers State Governor, Barr Nyesom Wike, has described himself as a proper Rivers man, saying he will not apologise to anyone for rejecting cattle colony in the state.
Governor Wike stated this Tuesday at a solidarity rally organised by the Rivers East senatorial district, at Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Elekahia, Port Harcourt.
He said: “I am a proper Rivers man in all ramification, therefore, I owe no one apology for rejecting cattle colony in Rivers State.”
“I will stand by that, whether you are in Abuja or wherever you may be, hear me well, I do not owe anybody any apology.”
Wike, however, accused his predecessor of selling off state assets worth $308 million and expending
N50 billion on the Rivers Monorail, a project he said Rivers people do not need.
He added, “I will not let the people of Rivers East senatorial district and the entire Rivers people down, PDP is the only hope for this country come 2019, Buhari-led APC has failed in all its promises.”
“All they are doing is to kill the economy of Nigeria but by the grace of God they will not succeed.”
Meanwhile, former Governor Celestine Omehia has apologised on behalf of the minister for transportation and former governor of Rivers State Rt Hon Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
Omehia who apologised to Rivers East senatorial district on behalf of former Governor Amaechi, whom he called his younger brother, alleged that the problems faced in the area was caused by Amaechi.
He said: “I am sorry that the problem Rivers East is facing is led by a person from the zone, I am in a position to say sorry for what my younger brother is causing for the senatorial district and am advising him to stop now for ‘if the people of the Rivers East senatorial district decide to cook for him (Amaechi) to eat, he cannot be able to eat it”.