Peter Fayose, former governor of Ekiti , has commended governor Wike for doing so much in providing quality infrastructure that has raised the quality of living of Rivers people.
Fayose also spoke of the current crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and stated that most people think that they must destroy leaders before they can rise, which is hardly possible.
He noted that the PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar does not hate governor Wike, but a lot of people around him are the enemies creating the tension.
“For me, I want to believe that His Excellency Atiku Abubakar is not against you. But let me say this quickly, a lot of people surrounding the throne are enemies of the throne.
“A lot of people surrounding the throne has one axe to grind with somebody, or some issues with somebody, and they take it to where they’re not supposed to take it.”
Former governor Fayose reiterated the need for Alhaji Atiku to work to unify the party so that everybody can focus on how to win the 2023 presidential election.
Fayose noted that it is impossible to wish governor Wike away and anybody doing so is the real enemy of the party.
“There is no living person in the party and outside this party that will not acknowledge your contribution to this party. You are the soul of this party.
“Rivers State has been here for long but today we can see the difference. The average Rivers man is proud to be from Rivers. They’re proud to say you’re their governor.
“Forget whatever anybody says about you, I’ve said it before, Wike, the man with a fierce look but a good heart. The heart of love, to accomplish and give support.
“The majority of our enemies today are not against you because of anything but against you because you have capacity, they’re against you because they know that when you take over they’ll fall apart.
He further urged those close to the presidential candidate to desist from creating disaffection and allow him to unify the party as the 2023 general elections draw near.
“Wike has not come out to say that Atiku Abubakar is not the presidential candidate. He is. I was there the second day after the election when our candidate, the former vice president visited the residence of governor Wike.
“We had mutual conversation. We were all happy. Everything was in place to move forward. I spoke at that meeting. But don’t want to aggravate this situation. I’m only appealing to people that matters.
” In every political party there will be grouping. The same family, but different interest. We can do better than we are doing. People around the corridor of power, please allow this candidate to win election. We don’t celebrate victory until it is ours.”
In his description of the project, Rivers State Commissioner for Special Projects, Deinma Iyalla said there are 2 blocks of 2 storey of 12 classrooms, one model storey building of 12 classrooms, a storey building as administrative block, library, ICT and science laboratories, quarters for senior and junior principals and staff.
In his address, Rivers State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Chinedu Mmom said no industrial action has been witnessed under governor Wike.
So far, Prof. Mmom noted, the State government has improved over 125 educational facilities in the primary, secondary and tertiary learning cadre, sustained the free basic education policy, sponsored about 29,250 students to write Basic Certificate Examination and 39,750 students for NECO and WAEC