By Cj Kingsley
Nigeria’s south-south governorship aspirant in Rivers state contesting under the All Blending Party (ABP), Hon. Prince Allison, has said Governor Nyesom Wike’s administration is the poorest government in the history of the state, vowing to defeat him in the forthcoming general elections in other to boost human capital development.
Allison said the incumbent Governor has impoverished his appointees stagnating financial flow which has impacted negatively on the state economy leaving citizens especially the youths handicap and jobless.
The guber candidate who spoke in Jos the Plateau state capital recently during a stakeholders meeting, said the ABP driven by the younger population in Rivers state are strategically positioned in the 23 Local Government Areas in the state with an agenda of the “Younger Rivers Vision” as a tool to canvas and win elections.
He said the most economically vibrant LGA, which is the driving engine of not only the state but the country at large has been grossly neglected by the Wike’s administration, adding that the people of the locality are still being deceived by political talks and lips service.
“Bonny Island is the only Island that has not benefited from the Nyesom Wike’s government. We have a Ring Road that has been abandoned, we have the Bonny National Grammar School that has been abandoned,and Governor Wike said he has given money to face lift the school, but how can you award a contract without putting mechanism in place to monitor and ensure delivery.
“We also have a fire station which was belt by a House of Assembly Member and as I speak, it is not working. We have had more than eight fire disaster in Bonny Island and the government has not for one day come to console the people of Bonny.
“Most time I feel pity for my people because they just follow blindly but I don’t blame them because they are hungry and that is why my party is interested in eradicating poverty”, he said.
Allison said that Rivers state is in dire need of change in leadership, adding that the choice of his party to present him as the candidate was very crucial.
“I presented myself before my people and have sort for their support. As a party, we have presented a well-accepted and popular candidate that can deliver Rivers state at the polls in 2019.
“We must unite across board to ensure that the party emerge victorious and take over Rivers”.
The young aspirant stated further that Rivers has the capacity to attract investors if conducive business environment is created, adding that he would use his experience and connection in the business world to actualize the dream of improving on the economic status of the state, if given the opportunity.