Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that Rivers APC leaders only gain recognition from the Federal Government when they rain insults on him.
He said apart from insulting him on the pages of newspaper and on electronic media, Rivers APC leaders have no political value in the state.
He spoke on Saturday when he received hundreds of APC decampees from Opobo-Nkoro Local Government Area at the Government House Port Harcourt.
The governor said: “The only way they get recognition from the Federal Government is by insulting Wike. Apart from that, they are finished politically.
“They must tell Rivers people what they have attracted to the state. After two and half years, they are unable to attract any project”.
He said that the Director General of NIMASA and Minister of Transportation have nothing to show to Rivers people except their capacity to insult Wike
The governor stated that his administration has used projects to silence critics, pointing out that more projects will continue in 2018.
He said that with the level of projects delivery in Rivers State, it will be difficult for anyone to rig elections in the state.
“If you attempt to rig elections here, then you rig your life. You can’t rig election and go free. It is not possible. You want to steal somebody’s vote, anything you see, take it. Robbery is robbery.
“Instead of using resources to execute projects, they are keeping the money to bribe military and police for rigging”, he said.
The governor wondered why the APC Federal Government is unable to organise a peaceful and credible election.
He announced that the State will hold her Local Government election in 2018.