Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said the Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is dead and that no matter how the party members fast and pray, it will never wake up.

Governor Wike said this while reacting to President Buhari’s planned visit to the state. Recall that last week, the presidency announced President Buhari’s planned visit to five troubled state, Rivers being one of such states.

Speaking while launching the reconstruction of Egbelu Street and construction of link roads in East West in Rumuodara, Obio Akpor, yesterday, Governor Wike said President Buhari’s visit will not ressurrect the APC in the state.

I hear they say that the President is coming to our state. I have not been told the President is coming and why he is coming. He has the right to come to any state. Maybe the President is coming to make sure that he will improve the fortunes of the APC that is dead in Rivers State. Apart from Jesus Christ, we don’t know of anyone who has risen a dead thing. APC is a dead party in Rivers State. No matter how you fast and pray, it will never wake up”.

Wike insisted that his state is safe and has no security challenges.

”Let nobody bother him or herself that the President is coming for security reasons. We don’t have security challenges in the state. We have never had herdsmen killings or crisis in the state, except when some criminals tried to disrupt the peace and they were checked. We resolved that challenge.” he said

Governor Wike said the presidency is yet to inform him of President Buhari’s planned visit and the reason for the visit.