Former President Goodluck Jonathan has declared that the performance of Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has justified the support he received from all relevant political stakeholders for his election in 2015.
This is as the governor assured the former president of the continued support of Rivers people, adding that he will never be abandoned.
Speaking during the inauguration of the Second Nkpogu Bridge as part of the second anniversary of the Wike-led administration, Jonathan said: “Wike has performed wonderfully well.”
He said: “I have no regrets that Wike is the governor of Rivers State. I am happy that the governor had opened up Rivers State through projects.
“Wike has shown so much commitment to infrastructural development. The whole of Rivers State is now a construction yard.”
The former president said that the appreciation for the excellent performance of Wike went beyond party lines.
While appreciating the people of the state for the support they gave him throughout his eight years of involvement in national politics, he expressed happiness for the invitation to inaugurate Second Nkpogu Bridge.
Earlier on the occasion, Wike had said Nigerians after the two years of the All Progressives Congres administration have seen the difference between good governance and false promises.
He explained that the decision was taken for Jonathan to inaugurate the bridge as a message to the nation that he would not be neglected.
“We cannot come out in the public and begin to castigate our own. Those of them who do that should have a rethink. For us, it doesn’t matter the blackmail against Jonathan, we will continue to back him.”
Speaking further, Wike said: “Those who think that they have promises from those who think they own Nigeria should be careful. They will use you and dump you at the appropriate time.”
The state Commissioner of Works, Mr Bathuel Harrison, said the Second Nkpogu Bridge would resolve the traffic problem in the area.