- Nigerians have criticised Governor Wike for demolishing hotels in the state
- The governor had demolished the hotels for allegedly flouting his lockdown order
- According to Nigerians, the governor should have followed the part of the rule of law
Many Nigerians have condemned Governor Nyesome Wike's action in the demolition of some hotels in Rivers state for flouting his lockdown order.
According to Nigerians on social media, the governor's action is impulsive and not worthy of a sitting governor of the country.
According to a social media user, Dayo Williams, the governor should have followed the path of the rule of law instead of taking such a 'rash and irascible decision to demolish the hotel'.
He wrote: "Governor Nyesom Wike is an impulsive leader. Zero emotional intelligence.
"Impulsive leaders act on the spur of the moment. They are not capable of deep thinking, impassioned reflections and detailed introspection.
"That's what happened in the demolition of the hotel in Eleme, Rivers State, that allegedly flouted the Lockdown Order of the state government.
"I am cocksure that, in the final analysis, after a careful reflection, Wike, himself a lawyer, will realize that he ought to have followed the path of the Rule of Law before taking that rash and irascible decision to demolish the hotel.
"Did the hotel err? Yes, it did by flouting an order of the state government on the lockdown. How best is it to deal with the hotel? The state government should have approached the court or activated any legal right it has to close down the hotel pending when court action is instituted against the hotel.
"As they say, two wrongs don't make a right. the hotel erred, Governor Wike erred, too. He allowed emotions becloud his faculty of reasoning thus becoming a slave to executive rascality.
"Ours is a society of order and law," he added.
The situation is also the same on Twitter with many users blaming the governor for the part he followed in the demolition.
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that two hotels in Rivers state have been pulled down on the orders of the state government for allegedly violating the lockdown directives issued recently by Governor Nyesom Wike.
The governor had imposed a lockdown in two local government areas of the state and directed all hotels in the area to suspend services immediately as parts of measures to check the spread of COVID-19.
He warned residents that failure to comply with the order would attract instant demolition.
On Sunday, May 10, photos on social media showed the governor personally supervising the demolition of one of the hotels.
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