Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state has said that his government has silenced the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state.
He said this while inaugurating the Abonnema Ring Road in Akuku Toro Local Government in company of former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.
He denied the allegations that his government isn’t patronising local contractors.
“Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have said I should mention those whom, locally, we have empowered. OK Isokariari Company is a Rivers Company. They did Phase One of Okochiri Road. They have also done this Abonnema Ring Road.
“Lubrik Construction Company Ltd is a local company too. As we go on, we will begin to mention them. Our own is not to develop others without developing our own people. I’m happy with the contractor. We will continue to engage you so that you’ll employ Rivers’ sons and daughters.
“You see how we have silenced them in the state. We commissioned projects until the 24th of December 2020. We have started this year since 4th January 2021. Let them tell their people to roll out their projects and call people.”
He said PDP as a party, when they make promises, fulfil it unlike the APC.