APC Chairman Lashes Rivers Governor Wike

APC Chairman Lashes Rivers Governor Wike

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state has said the events that have trailed the new governor, Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike’s first seven days in office has proved that he is not ready for governance.

Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, chairman of the APC in the state announced this in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on June 4, Thursday, Leadership reports.

According to Ikanya, the APC had always known that Wike would be a disaster if he accidentally found himself in power, which has now come to pass, courtesy of his unjust declaration as governor by the Independent National Electoral Commission in Rivers.

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What is being witnessed in Rivers State under Wike’s watch makes the heart to bleed; it is, for want of a better phrase, motor park type of administration. While it is true that Wike never had a programme for Rivers State, we had expected him to attempt to implement the Roadmap for Rivers Development, which he copied from our governorship candidate, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, but he could not as a poor student demonstrate an idea of what governance is all about,” Ikanya said.

According to him, all that Wike has done since he assumed office is to accuse the immediate past governor, Rotimi Amaechi of looting the government house.

He pointed out that INEC had done the state a great damage by imposing Wike on them, who according to him “lacks a basic understanding of what it takes to govern a complex state like Rivers.”

Apart from dreaming of Amaechi anytime he closes his eyes which he does at most of the public functions he attends, Wike is busy intimidating banks, permanent secretaries and civil servants in Rivers State and allotting to himself the status of Sole Signatory to the bank accounts of all the government agencies in the State, including Local Government Councils’ Accounts. These steps, apart from being inimical to the peace and progress of Rivers State, have put the State in bad light both nationally and internationally,” Ikanya stated.

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The APC chairman therefore, advised Wike to stop his unwarranted attacks on Amaechi, saying, “Let us warn that any further disparaging attacks on the person of Amaechi will no longer be tolerated as we have enough materials with which to rubbish Chief Wike.”

Ikanya added that Wike’s reign was temporary as he will soon be removed by the Election Petition Tribunal because he never won the election in the first place.

He also urged the Rivers state people to bear whatever pains Wike inflicts on them.

The tension between Wike and Amaechi has been on for quite some time now. It started way before the April 11 governorship election. After his inauguration ceremony on May 29, which Amaechi deliberately missed, Wike announced that he would stay away from the Government House in Port Harcourt until September because the past administration vandalised the property before leaving.

Amaechi had however, denied the allegations, saying he left the place intact.

Source: Legit.ng

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