Written by Mike Odiegwu, Port Harcourt
All Progressive Congress (APC) governors received a bitter pill Wednesday from River State Governor Nyes Wike. They were told to accept that they were failures.
According to him, no one would be proud to be called a member of the APC.
Rejecting the Forum of Progressive Governors (PGF), Wike said insecurity had worsened and the economy had collapsed under the control of the ruling party.
A statement from Wike’s special media aide Kelvin Ebiri said the governor spoke when he led his Oyo counterpart, Oluseyi Makinde, to open the Woji and Obagi roads in GRA Phase 2, the Obio Akpor local government area.
Wike said it was ironic that APC governors continue to acknowledge the worsening of insecurity without accepting their party’s failure.
According to him, the federal government under the APC promised to offer better governance, but failed by all indications.
For him, even APC members must be ashamed of the parties.
The governor said: “I hear the forum of progressive governors say that there is insecurity. Who is responsible? They should go out openly and say that the party in power has failed.
“Nigerians have given a mandate to the APC at the federal government level and therefore must admit that Nigerians have failed.
“Everything in the country has collapsed. Security has collapsed. The economy has failed. Nothing works in the country. Today, there is insecurity everywhere in Nigeria.
“The other day they took about 400 in the state of Katsina. The next day they said that they took 84. Now they said again that they took the village head, his wife and 14 people in the state of Katsina.
“When there were problems with abduction levels in this country, I shouted, but no one listened to us. They said it was politics and that we were killing people from the APC.
“I said that when you introduce security policy, the consequences will be great.
“She is everywhere now. Until they come to apologize to the Rivers State for what they have done to us, God will not forgive them all. “
The governor said he did not disappoint the people of Rijeka, who gave him a mandate to improve the quality of life, infrastructure and guarantee the safety of life and property.
He said he was not tired of serving the state, adding that he would walk the streets freely after his tenure.
Makinde said that with evidence of Wike’s performance, it will be difficult to persuade people from Rijeka to leave the PDP for another party.
He said: “In fact, all righteous people like to identify with progress, regardless of their personal feelings towards the initiator.
“Development is a big part of our democracy and every project counts on the overall progress of the nation.
“We are blessed to be leaders at this point in Nigeria’s history, where political awareness seems to be reawakening, especially among young people.
“True, we have a unique privilege to dress up a new generation of people who will see management as a service.
“We stayed too long for people to see the public coffers as an extension of their accounts.
“In the next round of elections in 2023, Nigerians will show that they have learned something from the events of 2020 and that the election decisions have consequences.”