- PDP in Rivers state was accused of breaching social distancing rule
- The rule was breached during the inauguration of executives of the party
- Recall that Wike had recently pulled down two hotels flouting his lockdown order
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been accused of breaching the social distancing rules in Rivers state.
The social distancing rule was breached at the inauguration of chairman and other executive members of the party in the state.
This also came a few days after the state governor Nyesom Wike pulled down two hotels for allegedly violating the lockdown measures.
Wike chaired the inauguration and he tweeted photos from the event.
“Ambassador Desmond Akawor inaugurated as new chairman,” he tweeted.
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that a total of 25 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have expressed outrage over the recent demolition of two hotels by Governor Wike for flouting the lockdown directives of the Rivers state government.
The CSOs in a statement on Wednesday, May 13, described Governor Wike's action as “an act of impunity, assault on rule of law and setback to civilisation.”
The CSOs include notable civil rights movement like the African Centre for Media & Information Literacy, Socio-economic Rights Action Project, Legal Defence & Assistance Project, Democracy and Human Rights Network among others.
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The groups decried “the reckless abuse of power by Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers state and his consistent drift towards a full-blown dictatorship.”
“As lovers of democracy and believers in the rule of law, we are seriously concerned that Wike, who is a lawyer, could engage in such series of activities that blatantly subvert due process, undermine the rule of law and negate the norms of civilised and democratic practices.
“Wike, like a rampaging bull, has been engaging in one act of illegality after another in recent times ranging from the arbitrary arrest of pilots and oil workers to the closure of state boundaries, to the signing of an executive order authorizing the auction of all vehicles alleged to have violated his lockdown order and now, his most recent reckless act of illegal demolition of two hotels in Rivers state on Saturday, which he personally supervised,” the groups lamented.
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