Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has alleged that many states are being used to fight against Rivers State for the illegal grabbing of the state’s oil wells.
The Governor who made the allegation while commissioning the Dualised/Reconstructed Birabi Street, Elegbam-Rumueme in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area on Friday said the state has the capacity to resist any form of oil well annexation.
According to him, many states are being used to fight Rivers State to collect its oil Wells.
” We have the capacity to fight back. No state will take what belongs to Rivers State. Whether you are PDP or APC State, anybody who attempts to take what belongs to Rivers, Rivers State will fight back.
While pointing that the situation is not a question of party affiliation, but the interest of the state that matters, Wike said his interest is Rivers State, not political party.
” If you are in PDP and you don’t love Rivers State, I will not love you. My love for you is based upon your love for Rivers State”, the Governor added.
Wike, who stated that the oil-producing state deserves the best noted that his administration would continue to work for the growth of the state.
He also promised that his administration would enhance the infrastructural base of Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas, as a large percentage of Rivers people live in the state capital territory.
While thanking the people of Rumuadaolu in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area for cooperating with the contractors to deliver the road, Wike praised Former Rivers State Governor, Dr. Peter Odili, who was part of the dignitaries present at the occasion for grooming the present generation of political leaders in the state.
“Dr. Peter Odili is the person who brought all of us up. No political leader can claim that he is what he is today without Odili.
“Odili laid the foundation. But for him, Ikwerre man would not be Governor of Rivers State. Ikwerre people owe him a lot. It was difficult in this state for an Ikwerre man to be Governor. He took the risk for an Ikwerre man to be Governor.
“I know the hatred people have on him because he said an Ikwerre man must be Governor. We shall continue to stand with him. Any Ikwerre man who is anywhere without recognising Odili will not know peace. Any Ikwerre man plotting against you and your family will never have peace “.