Will EFCC Arrest Wike After Leaving Office on May 29? PDP Governor Opens Up
- Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has disclosed that he will not be leaving the country after the expiration of his tenure in office
- The governor made this known while reacting to the threat by Abdulrasheed Bawa, the chairman of the EFCC, that some governors would be arrested after May 29
- Wike added that he has nothing to fear and would honour the invitation if invited by the commission
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Port Harcourt, Rivers - Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers state, has disclosed his intention to stay in Nigeria after leaving office on May 29.
According to New Telegraph, the governor said this while reacting to the revelation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, that the commission will arrest corrupt governors after their tenure expires on May 29.
Will EFCC arrest Governor Wike of Rivers after May 29
Speaking on Channels Television on Monday morning, the outgoing governor disclosed that he would honour the EFCC's invitation if invited after leaving office.
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Wike added that Bawa's threat to arrest governors after their tenures expire on May 29 did not bother him.
There had been speculation that Wike is one of the governors under the watchlist of the antigraft agency. Still, the governor insists he would stay in the country after the expiration of his tenure.
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“I’m not going to run away because of EFCC. Why should they invite me? If they invite me, I will honour their invitation. I will not run away.”
Wike was one of the influential and outspoken governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the build-up to the 2023 general election.
He had led a group of five governors of the PDP against the party's leadership after they failed to give room to the southern bloc in the leadership structure of the PDP.
"Fubara is not coming to serve me": Wike speaks on what he will do after May 29
Legit.ng earlier reported that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has disclosed that he would distance himself from the administration of Siminalayi Fubara, the governor-elect.
Wike, who will be leaving the office of the Rivers state governor on May 29, maintained that Fubara is not coming to serve him but the state's people.
However, the governor noted that he would be available should in case the incoming governor sought for his advice after leaving office.