Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state has refused to acknowledge the achievements recorded by his administration in just 100 days.
Wike spoke on Monday, in a state-wide broadcast to mark his 100 days in office.
He said while his administration would welcome constructive criticism, it was not fair for anybody to expect his administration to solve the problem facing the state in 100 days.
Wike said, “While we acknowledge the rights of opposition elements to focus only on the negatives, downplaying the progress we have made in the last 100 days in the face of glaring positive evidence smacks of bad politics.
“They are deliberately shutting their eyes to the ocean of problems they created from their misrule, profligacy and prodigality.
“Although we welcome negative ratings and even criticisms because of their inspirational value, we care more about the feedback from ordinary Rivers people whose wellbeing remains the most rational basis for the public office we are privileged and honoured to occupy.”
He however said he would remain focused in delivering the dividend of democracy to the people and residents of the state, also promising that he would ensure that the state did not return to the dark days of corruption when government institutions were shut and salaries and pensions not paid.
While declaring his intention and resolve to develop the state, Wike said the achievements he recorded in his 100 days in office would not give him the impression that he would not do better.
He pointed out that his administration would judiciously apply state resources to enhance comprehensive pro-people development across the state.
He said: “Our achievements within the period show that we have weathered the turbulent waters of vast challenges and rowed Rivers State steadily forward.
“Virtually every reliable indicator points to the fact that the worst times are over for our dear state and the days of sublime growth and development are here again. But we are not under any illusion about the fact that the work is far from being done.
“Every reasonable person knows that for a journey of four years, 100 days is an infinitesimal fraction. So, those who think that our administration should have by now steered the ship of state out of the dark times are simply being parochial and mischievous.”