The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, Sir Siminalayi Fubara has promised the people of Ahoada East Local Government Area to expect more projects and development when he becomes governor.
The governorship candidate also commended Governor Nyesom Wike’s road, school, and hospital projects in Ahoada East and Ahoada West LGAs. He pledged to consolidate on the infrastructural gains of this administration in the aforementioned LGAs.
The Knight of St. Christopher stated these while addressing a mammoth crowd at the Rivers PDP state-level campaign rally for Ahoada East Local Government Area on Tuesday, 14 February 2023.
“You have confirmed that you truly love Governor Wike, you also confirmed that you supported him. He is the best and he has done so much for Ekpeye Kingdom.
“I believe that you will also trust me like you trusted him because he is backing my candidacy.
“I will work with the leadership of Ahoada East and the good people of this LGA to bring more projects and development. The youths will not be left out, they will be part of whatever we are doing.
“We will make sure we sustain the current peace in Ahoada East and Ahoada West to bring more development and economic growth to these LGAs,” he added.
Sir Siminalayi Fubara appealed to the people of Ahoada East Local Government Area to support the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party in the governorship, national assembly, and state assembly elections on February 25 and March 11.
“We want you to support us with your PVC on the days of election, prove your support for us by voting for our mummy the deputy governor and Bob on the 25th of February. On the 11th of March, vote my humble self for governor and our two assembly candidates in this LGA.
“This is the surest way you can secure your future and that of your children, secure more development and more projects in Ahoada East and Ahoada West LGAs,” the guber candidate said.
In his remarks, Rivers State Governor, His Excellency Nyesom Ezenwo Wike said Rotimi Amaechi did not remember Ahoada East Local Government Area during his time as governor of the state from 2007 to 2015.
“Previous administration of 2007 to 2015 did not remember Ahoada East Local Government Area. This LGA was abandoned by Rotimi Amaechi.
“It is not acceptable that politicians come to you during campaigns to tell you all kinds of good stories, then at the end of their administration, they start coming up with excuses.
“One mistake you keep making is that you continue to give listening ears to those set of politicians who disappointed you when they were in power. That should stop henceforth.
“In 2014/2015 when we came here to seek for your support. I told you that I am your in-law and if I am running for governorship, it is you who is running for governorship. You gave me your support.
“I have recognised and upgraded more traditional stools in Ekpeye Kingdom more than any local government area in Rivers State. I brought university campus to Ahoada, I have constructed several roads here, including the one that was abandoned by the immediate past administration. Several school projects have been undertaken by my administration in Ahoada East,” the Governor said.
Speaking on behalf of the candidates, Rivers State Deputy Governor and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for Rivers West Senatorial District, Her Excellency Dr. (Mrs) Ipalibo Harry Banigo said Governor Nyesom Wike has done so many good works in Ahoada East Local Government Area.
“We are blessed to have a visionary governor who has done so many good things in Ahoada East Local Government Area. He has done school projects, road projects, health projects, and youth empowerment programmes in this LGA,” she added.
On his part, the former Deputy Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Prince Chibudom Nwuche maintained that no Ekpeye man or woman has any reason not to support the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party because Governor Wike has done so well for the kingdom.
“Our people had not gotten anything near what we have gotten under your administration. You have done so well for us, the projects here are too numerous to mention. No Ekpeye man or woman has any reason not to support the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state,” he said.
Earlier, Governor Nyesom Wike led Sir Siminalayi Fubara and some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State to the palace of Eze Ekpeye Logbo III, HIM. Sir Kelvin N. Anugwo to seek the support of the Palace for the governorship candidate.