Lawmaker rejects Governor Wike’s SUV gift, pleading road improvement

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Controversy rises as one of the federal lawmakers in Rivers state rejects SUV gift from Governor Wike and demands road rehabilitation instead.

Just a few days back, the Governor of Rivers State – Nyesom Wike presented 15 brand-new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado cars to Federal lawmakers in the state as a gift. Unfortunately, new reports have confirmed that the governor’s gift was rejected by the honorable Chisom Promise Dike because he rather needed something else from the state government.


Meet Chisom Promise Dike – Lawmaker who rejected Governor Wike’s SUV gift

According to press reports, Chisom Promise Dike actually rejected the SUV car gift of the governor because he rather wants his constituency’s dilapidated roads to be repaired instead. Yes, the lawmaker is reportedly the only one among his colleagues that rejected the car gift to make such a plea to the governor.


These are portions of the dilapidated roads that Honorable Promise Dike is requesting Rivers State governor to help repair

Press reports claim that Hon. Dike is the lawmaker representing Oyigbo LGA of Rivers State at the national assembly. His constituency (Oyigbo LGA) is said to have quite a number of very bad roads that really needs rehabilitation and new drainage systems. Upon rejecting Governor Wike’s car gift, Hon. Dike has reportedly begun pleading with the state government to, instead, help him by fixing Oyigbo LGA roads.

>>> Earlier report: Rivers Governor gifts 15 new Land Cruiser Prado SUVs to federal lawmakers

When speaking with indigenes of the local government, media outlets claim that one of the attendants, Mr. Mayor Ubani, who is from one of the areas with bad roads appreciated Hon. Dike’s action by rejecting the car gift. Mr. Ubani reportedly said that Governor Wike seems to have forgotten and abandoned the Oyigbo people because they have been suffering the effects of the bad roads for a long time now.

If you want more gist on this issue of Governor Wike versus Hon. Dike, watch the video below:

  Wike in shock, as Rivers state Rep member did what no politician has done before

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Oluwaseun Solomon is a prolific and diligent automobile writer at He's also an experienced digital marketer and a creative multimedia developer that specializes in video editing. He currently contributes informative and easy to read articles on topics covering transportation, traffic updates, auto industry updates, and different car reviews.
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