Wike Will Lead Nigeria One Day – Jerry Gana


A former Information Minister Professor Jerry Gana on Friday urged Governor Nyesom Wike not to be weighed down by those who may have “disappointed” him recently, expressing optimism that the Rivers State leader will rule Nigeria in the future. 

Professor Gana, who praised Wike for his “sustained emphasis on development projects”, said such quality makes the former minister of state for education a prospect for Nigeria’s presidency.

“Your sustained emphasis on development projects has shown clearly that good governance is possible through good leadership. You have demonstrated the power of good leadership in delivering development projects to the people of Rivers State,” the former minister said during the flag-off of a flyover in Obio/Akpor, Rivers State.

“Please, accept our congratulations on this kind of good leadership that performs. You have a bright future. I am not a prophet but you have a bright future. If some people have disappointed you this time around, don’t worry, your future is bright. Age is on your side. You will preside over Nigeria someday.”

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For Rivers State residents to continue enjoying such “good leadership”, Professor Gana told them to queue behind the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate Siminialayi Fubara in next year’s polls.

“Let me now ask the good people of Rivers State –  very wonderful people – to ensure that in the forthcoming elections you vote massively for the candidate of our party who is being supported by this performing governor so that they will be continuity; so that the good things he is doing here can be continued by the next set of people that are going to govern this place,” he told the gathering.

“Don’t make the mistake of throwing away your votes to another party. The PDP will never let you down. We shall do well, excel, perform, and be trustworthy.  So, we plead with you in the forthcoming election to ensure that the candidates of our party are supported and elected.”

He told Governor Wike not to be disappointed over the outcome of the PDP presidential primary which he lost to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar earlier in the year.

“Therefore, we want you to stay firm, stay within the PDP, and never waiver because so many people outside Rivers State are looking up to you,” the PDP chieftain told the 54-year-old lawyer.

Only Failed Leaders Move With Escorts After Leaving Office, Says Wike

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike made an appearance on Channels Television's Politics Today on March 28, 2022. Sodiq Adelakun/Channels Television
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike made an appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today on March 28, 2022. Sodiq Adelakun/Channels Television


Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State says his administration has fulfilled its promises to the people, maintaining that only failed leaders move around with security details even after leaving office. 

The governor made the comment on Thursday during the flag-off of a flyover project in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state, adding that he will leave office next year a happy man because he did not “disgrace” the people of the state.

“Already, I am leaving. In the next few months, I am gone but I am happy going because my people are happy I did not disgrace them,” the governor said during the event which also had ex-governor of Cross River State Donald Duke in attendance.

“I am going without having any policemen following me on the streets. There is nobody that can touch me in any street because I have done what the people want me to do.

“It is only those that have failed because they haven’t done anything for their people that carry soldiers after leaving office. I don’t have one to follow me. Even if they give me, I won’t take. I want to move alone.”

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The former minister, who said his government has “changed the narrative in terms of governance”, asked the people to hold leaders accountable.

“So, Rivers people ask me what I am doing with my money,” Wike maintained.

“I will tell you what I am doing with my money. If we were getting the kind of money we used to get before, I would have turned this state into Dubai.”

“Ask PDP in Rivers State what they have done for the people of the state. This is our campaign,” the governor added.

“So, when people come and ask you to vote for them, ask them: The one you went before, what happened?”

Obiano Commissions Two Flyovers In Awka, Anambra State

Anambra-State-Governor-Willie-ObianoThe Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has carried out a partial commissioning of the Arroma and Amawbia By-Pass flyover and pedestrian interchange to ensure free flow of traffic during the yuletide.

The Governor, who promised that he would remain committed to driving the process of infrastructural development that has direct impact on human lives, said that the opening of the flyover bridges would ease the usual yuletide traffic congestion in Awka, while the flyovers add to the aesthetic value of the state.

Almost immediately after the commissioning, vehicles started plying the flyover.

At the flyover at Amawbia by-pass, the Governor said that the project was 90% complete with only the second asphalting and profiling remaining to be done.

The state government had made a promise earlier in December that two of the three flyovers would be open during the Christmas period to ensure a traffic-free Anambra and stress-free celebration for the citizens.

For the citizens, it was commendation and praises for the state government for keeping to its promise and ensuring that the welfare of the people was made a priority.

Do not upgrade to iOS 6, Uber tells cab drivers

Uber a startup that relies on Apple’s iPhones for its drivers to navigate cities and pick up customers seems afraid of Apple Maps and the iOS 6 upgrade.

According to TechCrunch, the transportation startup company recently sent a text message to its fleet of drivers instructing them not to upgrade their smart phones to iOS 6 — at least not for another week.

(It’s not clear why Uber only asked for a week delay; maybe it’s hopeful Apple will work out its kinks quickly).

Uber sent the text after a few of its drivers already downloaded the new software and complained about screwy directions.

A driver who downloaded iOS 6 before Uber’s text spoke of the events after the iOS6 upgrade,saying Apple’s directions led him to the wrong pickup location.

Other Uber drivers are reportedly resorting to Androids while Apple figures out the mess.