Wednesday May 12, 2021 8:55 AM

Our decision to host Wike not about 2023 poll- Magnus Abe’s group

Supporters of Senator Magnus Abe in Ogoni, Rivers State, have said that their decision to host Governor Nyesom Wike at a grand reception on May 15 is not about their 2023 governorship interest.

They said that they came up with the idea to thank Wike for the projects he had completed in their area.

Acccording to them, there was no political undertone in the reception.

The President of KAGOTE, Emmanuel Deeyah, urged Ogoni indigene to come to receive Wike and thank him for his developmental strides in the area despite politiical difference.

He said Ogoni monarchs had decided to confer on the governor a chieftaincy title on that day,

Deeyah said: “We are receiving Wike to show appreciation for all he has been doing for us. We feel he has done a lot for us. Everyone knows that the best thing when you want to ask for more is to say thank you.

“People will say he is elected as governor to do these projects. If he spends the number of years he has and decides not to do the jobs, will he be removed from office? No, he will complete his tenure.

“If we are saying thank you for the little he has done, we believe it will make him to do more.

“We are talking about the Sapenwa-Bori road. Those of us from here found it difficult to go home because it was a nightmare travelling from Port-Harcourt to home. But now he has done the road, the first phase.

“He has also paid the contractor and mobilised him to start the second phase of the road, which is taking the road to Bodo.”

He said the governor also gave their people employment opportunities.

The Chairman, Mobilisation Committee, Fred Kpakol, said the grand reception has nothing to do with 2023 politics.

“What we are doing here is to appreciate the governor for what he has done. It has no political undertone. It is neither PDP nor APC; all the parties are in line. Every person from Ogoni land is involved here. We are just appreciating him for what he has done,” he said.

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