David Mark, former senate president, says no governor can compete with Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state.
Mark said this on Tuesday while commissioning Brick House and the chapel at government house, Port Harcourt.
Both projects were renovated by the administration of Wike.
“I was wondering why the governor called me to commission this Brick house, but through his remarks, I have been able to put two and two together,” he said.
“He said the house was completely abandoned, and for those of you who remember Major Mark. When I was here, I was chairman of abandoned property implementation committee.
“So I think it is appropriate that I am the one to commission this Brick House.
“This is not my first visit to commission projects in Rivers state. I was here less than a year ago to commission roads. And I noticed the tremendous improvement in the deliverance of the dividends of democracy in Rivers state.
“It is not about the amount of money at one’s disposal, but the commitment. And, this governor has worked in a manner that no other governor can compete with in this country.
“While people are commissioning rods, commissioning bridges, commissioning good projects, in my own state, Benue, we are giving out wheel barrows to empower people, so you can compare and contrast.”
Mark retired from the Nigerian army.
Some of the guests at the occasion were: Thompson Sekibo, senator representing Rivers east; Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom, Celestine Omehia and Peter Odili, former governors of Rivers; Uche Secondus, former acting chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Nicholas Okoh, archbishop of Abuja province and primate of the Church of Nigeria in the Anglican Communion.