According to Governor Nyesom Wike, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State is unconcerned with the idea of luring voters with money.
He boasted that the projects his government had completed were sufficient to “buy” the electorate’s votes in the general elections scheduled for 2023.
Wike spoke on Wednesday during the commissioning of the dualised Ahoada-Omoku road in the Ahoada East Local Government Area of the state.
“When you are talking about vote buying, this is the vote buying; we are using our work for the people to support us. So, people should not bother themselves that people will carry money. We have used Ahoada dualisation and others,” he said.
He pleaded with the locals to support his administration, which has given them more recognition than any other in the state.
The governor also forbade real estate developers from encroaching on public rights of way.
Before he officially opened the roughly 6.2km-long first phase, he revealed that Omoku, a state oil and gas hub, had been selected to build the second section of the road, which must be at least 18km long.