Wike's Media Aide Resigns, Blasts Governor

Wike's Media Aide Resigns, Blasts Governor

After a week of disagreement between Governor Nyesom Wike and , his special adviser, media and publicity, over the comment made against the Supreme Court and the Governorship election tribunal, Opunabo Inko-Tariah has resigned his appointment.

Wike's Media Aide Resigns, Blasts Governor
Opunabo Inko-Tariah (r), when he was sworn in as in Governor's spokesman

Governor Wike was miffed over the comment by Inko-Tariah, who described the dismissal of the Governor's appeal by the Supreme Court on the relocation of election tribunal to Abuja and the nullification of his election as " judicial gang up" and "Judicial terrorism."

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In his letter of resignation made available to journalists today, November 6, Inko-Tariah accused his boss of starving him of funds and stubbornness in heading professional media advice.

He stated that he has been under intense pressure performing his duties, adding that for five months, he operated as the media aide to the governor without funds.

He however thanked the governor for giving him the opportunity to serve in his government.

Inko-Tariah, who is a trained journalist and publisher of HardTruth, a Port Harcourt based tabloid was an ally of immediate past governor, Chibuike Amaechi, before joining the political camp of Governor Wike.

He was the secretary to the media and publicity committee of Wike campaign team before his appointment. He was  also a virulent critic of former Governor Amaechi and and the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ironically, in a swift reaction, the APC in Rivers state, in a statement issued by Chris Finebone, its publicity secretary, hailed Inko-Tariah's action as courageous for finally deciding to dump Wike and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government.

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The party called on all well meaning Rivers people to dump the Wike's government as the party opined that the governor never prepared to govern the state but to propagate personal agenda.

It will be recalled that the election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja and headed by Justice Suleiman Ambrosa on Saturday, October 24 nullified the April 11, 2015 election that produced Wike as governor of Rivers state.

Wike, had in a notice of appeal dated November 3, and filed by his lawyer, Emmanuel Ukala (SAN), asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to set aside the judgment of the tribunal which nullified the April 11, 2015 governorship election.

In reaction, the APC in Rivers state said it is not bothered about Wike’s decision to appeal the ruling of the tribunal and it was ready to meet the PDP in court.

Source: Legit.ng

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