The popular and ever busy Ogbum-nu-Abali Road in Port Harcourt City Local Government Area now wears a new look, thanks to the Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike administration whose promise to dualize the road has finally come to fruition. The multimillion Naira project was commissioned by former Governor of Sokoto State, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko on Tuesday.
The event lived to its billing with a mammoth crowd comprising government officials, traditional rulers, youths and women groups in attendance.
Governor Wike who spoke and danced amidst deafening ovation, said all thanks and glory must go to the Almighty God whose grace saw to the completion of the project, even as he recalled the failed attempts of previous administrations to construct the road.
“The story has always been that their ancestors would not permit the construction of the road. But I told them to tell the ancestors to do the road themselves, but to no avail. So, we moved on to dualize the road, and I am very happy with what we have today”, the Governor said.
The Governor while acknowledging adulations from the crowd of supporters, said he will continue to deliver the dividends of democracy as he promised the people of the state.
“It’s not about the amount of money that we have. It’s about our commitment to the people and what we do with what you have. It is about leadership and leadership is about individual”, he said.
Hinting on the possibility of leaving the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),if the need arises, Governor Wike said his performances are driven not by membership of the PDP, but by the passion he has, serving the people, adding that party is only a vehicle to actualize one’s ambition.
“If I move to Labour Party, YPP or any other party, I will still perform. It is not because I am in PDP that I am performing. It is because I have the passion to serve the people. If you are committed about your people and committed to God, you will perform”, he said.
Governor Wike who also spoke on variety of issues, expressed regrets that the humongous challenge of banditry in the country, was something he could not stop because he hadn’t the opportunity to do so.
“If I had the opportunity, I will tell them that enough is enough. But this opportunity I have to serve my people, I will use it because they deserve the best”, he said.