Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that he will defend the interest of the state at all times, emphasising that he will not allow the state to be controlled by external forces.
Governor Wike also declared that the State has no land to give out for the creation of cattle colony.
Speaking at the Government House Port Harcourt on Tuesday when he granted audience to D-Source Connect Group, Governor Wike urged Rivers people to always focus on the development of the state.
He said: “We will not allow our state to be controlled by external forces.
“We will not be drawn into debates on cattle colony. We don’t have land for any cattle colony in Rivers State “.
The governor advised Rivers people to mobilise for the 2019 General Election, vote and defend their votes.
“Our people should continue to mobilise for the 2019 election because it will not be business as usual where people think that they will use security to rig. That will not happen”, he said.
He said that the APC has done nothing in Rivers State to merit any vote, adding that the the party has destroyed the country.
Governor Wike commended D-Source Connect Group for their commitment to the development of New Rivers.
He assured that the administration will always accommodate youths in the development process. The governor added that members of the group will be considered for appointments.
Earlier, the Coordinator of D-Source Connect Group, Mr Dike Vincent Amadi reiterated the endorsement of the Rivers State Governor by the group for a second term.
He commended the Rivers State Governor for the prudent management of resources which has led to an explosion of projects across the state.
Amadi urged the governor to consider members of the group for appointment into positions of responsibility.
He noted that members of the group will mobilise Rivers people across the state to vote for the Rivers State Governor and also defend their votes.
SpecialAssistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media .
23rd January, 2018.