By Jude Atupulazi
…As Obi Hails Wike’s Efforts in Rivers
The Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State, Ambassador Desmond Akawor, has praised former Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State for his undying passion to build a better Nigeria, while describing him as one who truly understands Nigeria’s economy, reports Jude Atupulazi.
Akawor made this known when Peter Obi visited Rivers State for his interaction with the PDP family. He explained that Nigeria should be proud of people like Obi, who, he said, had remained consistent in their struggle for a better Nigeria.
‘Undoubtedly, Obi is interested in the development of the country. He does not just preach about how things should be done rightly, but he shows you his track record of success in governance and tells you how he did it rightly, with verifiable evidence.
‘Under him, Anambra enjoyed the best road infrastructure, while developing on all fronts. He left behind no debt and even kept a savings of N75 billion for the state, a record yet unbroken in the country. We are very proud to associate with a man like him,’ Akawor said.
Outlining some of their challenges in the state, Akawor expressed gratitude that Obi had already identified some of their challenges on his own. He regretted that government at the national level had continued to pay deaf ears to their pains.
In his comments, Obi praised the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, for his infrastructural development in the state and described Wike as his brother and friend whom he appreciated for the warm hospitality he granted him in the state.
He assured the delegates that if given the chance, he would turn the nation into a highly productive one where the youth would be productively engaged in different endeavours, and people, well rewarded for their hard work.