Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has slammed those criticizing him for citing all the flyovers built by his administration in Ikwerre land.
Naija News reports that Wike, while speaking in Port Harcourt on Thursday during the flag-off of the 11th flyover to be constructed by his administration, said critics should “go and die”.
Giving reasons for his decision, Wike clarified that the construction was inspired by the perception that Port Harcourt’s population may explode within the next 3 to 4 years.
He insisted that it would be regrettable if efforts weren’t made to tackle the potential traffic issue that may emanate from the increase in population in the coming years.
He said: “You can see the landscape from Eleme junction to the Government House, 6 flyovers there. As you are going up, you’re coming down.
“Some people say all these flyovers are in Ikwerre land, what’s my business? If you don’t like the place, you can go ahead and die. There’s nothing I can do about it.
“If you project what will happen in this State in the next three to four years and you don’t try to solve the problem of traffic now, you will regret it.
“The population explosion and traffic congestion will be something else.
“So it is better to solve it now than waiting till that time.”