Cross River By-Elections: Nigerian Lawmaker Defends Wike, Lampoons APC, IGP

Cross River By-Elections: Nigerian Lawmaker Defends Wike, Lampoons APC, IGP

  • The drama between the Cross Rivers APC, Alphonsus Eba chairman and the governor of Rivers, Nyesom Wike has extended to the lawmakers of the state
  • This is so as a member of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Tonye Smart Adoki maintained the ruling APC and the IGP lack the willpower to bar Wike from coming into the state
  • Meanwhile, Alphonsus Eba earlier said that the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, would no longer be allowed to cross the boundary of political decency over his comment on Ayade

A member of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Tonye Smart Adoki, has declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Inspector-general of Police lack the powers to bar governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, from entering into Cross River State.

APC chairman in Cross River state, Alphonsus Eba, had while addressing journalists in Calabar on Tuesday, February 22, called on security agencies to bar Wike from coming into the state.

Adoki in a statement made available to Leadership in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, February 23, said the governor was only in Cross River state to support his political party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

APC, IGP Lack Powers To Bar Wike From Cross River – Lawmaker
Ahead of the election, Adoki insisted the PDP would change the narrative in Cross Rivers state. Photo credit: Hon. Tonye Smart Adoki
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He stated thus:

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“Well, it is so unfortunate that he or whoever he has called upon do not have what it takes to restrict any one from his or her right of movement, so long as that person has not violated any law."

Adoki said the fears of the party chairman and his party is based on the fact that Wike is the face of democracy and his presence will do a lot for the PDP in Cross River State bearing in mind that the APC has failed the people of the state and the country.

2023: Wike cautions Dokpesi, says PDP governors didn't travel to Europe to select candidates had previously reported that Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has described as rebuffed rumours that he and other Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors travelled to Europe to determine the 2023 presidential and vice candidates of the party.

Governor Wike accused High Chief Raymond Dokpesi of circulating the rumours within chieftains of the party.

Governor Wike made the comment on Thursday, February 17 in Port Harcourt while speaking to journalists.

2023: I have divine authority to contest for presidency, says Oguntoyinbo

In another development, Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo, a new entrant into the 2023 presidential race under the All Nigerian Youths Reoriented Initiative, has declared he has the mandate of God to contest for the position.

Oguntoyibo made the comment during a recent interview with a national newspaper, adding that he is the best man for the job.

He further stated that he is qualified for the presidency because he is involved in a lot of consultations that affect the lives and businesses of people.


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