Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says he stopped going to Abuja, the seat of federal power, in the last four months because it is a centre of deceit and lies.
Governor Wike revealed this during the flag off of the second phase of the reconstruction of Port Harcourt township roads.
The governor added that he stopped going to Abuja because of the excessive prevalence of lies at the Federal Capital.
Governor Wike said that the reconstruction of the township roads will enhance the economy of the densely populated areas of Port Harcourt.
He explained that his administration gave the job to Julius Berger because it believes there is need for durable jobs in the suburbs.
The governor urged the contractor to employ youths from Port Harcourt township to execute the project.
He said: “I am doing this for the township because you people stood by me all through the electioneering period. This is a symbiotic relationship.”
On his refusal to travel to Abuja, Governor Wike regretted that the Federal capital is now enmeshed in political falsehood and deception, which negatively impacts on development.
“I have not travelled to Abuja for more than four months because it is a centre of lies. Let them continue to lie in Abuja.
”As they suffer economic downturn in Abuja, we shall continue to make progress in Rivers State. They lie too much in Abuja, so there is no reason to listen to them. Here, we make promises and we keep our promises”, the governor said.
The first phase of the Port Harcourt township roads covered Borikiri and Diobu suburbs.