Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has accused the Federal Government of working to derail his administration since the last 30 months.
Wike stated this yesterday, when people of Ikwerre ethnic nationality paid him a solidarity visit at the Government House, Port Harcourt.
He urged them to always work in defence of their democratic rights, despite the antics of agents of the federal government.
The governor further stated that the administration had made tremendous progress in projects delivery because Rivers people have supported him during trying times orchestrated by the federal government.
He said: “If we can achieve this in two and half years, despite the legal challenges we faced, then, we will do more for the people of Rivers State.
“We give God the glory that we moved ahead in the interest of our people. The federal government has done everything to derail this administration, but we are always succeeding.”
Wike reiterated his call for true federalism and his support to South South governors who called for the restructuring of the country.
The governor berated the police high command over the use of the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) for political advantage of their sponsor.
He advised Nigerians not to be deceived by the claims by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, that he would review the operation of SARS, saying the group is being re-positioned for rigging elections.
Wike assured Ikwerre people that he would continue to work for the development of all communities in the state.
Earlier, the various groups in Ikwerre land had announced their endorsement of Governor Wike for a second term.
The people, in an address read on their behalf by the President General of Ogbakor Ikwerre Cultural Organisation, Worldwide, Prof. Simeon Achinewhu, said the endorsement of the governor was premised on his outstanding achievements.
The groups included Ogbakor Ikwerre Cultural Organisation Worldwide, Supreme Council of Government Recognised Ikwerre Traditional Rulers, Ikwerre Chiefs and Elders, Ikwerre Gospel Ministers Forum, Iwhuroha Women Association, Ikwerre Daughters National Congress, Ikwerre in Academia, Ikwerre in the Media and Okpo Club (Ikwerre Lawyers).
Achinewhu congratulated the governor for his state-wide developmental projects and said Ikwerre people are proud of him.
He said: “The Ogbakor Ikwerre unanimously urge you to accept the call from other ethnic nationalities, various organisations and well-meaning Nigerians to run for a second term in office as a result of your numerous achievements.”