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Rivers APC Calls For Governor Wike’s Resignation

Wike, LGA
Posted: Sep 7, 2016 at 9:02 am   /   by   /   comments (0)


Daniel Abia



For suspending four commissioners and dissolving 17 local government councils’ committees, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has called for the resignation of Governor Nyesom Wike.

APC made the demand while reacting to the sack last week Wednesday by Wike, of four Commissioners and the suspension of the State Head of Service and Special Adviser on Lands for three months.

This was followed the next day by the dismissal of local government sole administrators in the state.

The State Chairman of APC, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, accused Wike of playing to the gallery and likened him to a bad workman who quarrels with his tools. The party said in the statement issued on Tuesday in the state capital, Port Harcourt

“We are not bothered if Wike decides to sack all his commissioners since they, just like him, are a bunch of failures. The plot of Chief Wike from the beginning has been to turn himself to an emperor in a democratic dispensation.

“The sacking, without giving any reason, of his Commissioners and dissolving his illegal Local Government Sole Administrators exemplifies this vision.”

Ikanya called on Wike “to take the honorable path by apologizing and resigning now that it is obvious that his dreamy empire is gradually crumbling like a pack of cards and in view of the dangers his vision has caused Rivers State, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the entire Nigerian nation.”

He alleged that the destruction of the education sector by Wike by stopping the scholarship and free education scheme put up by the former Governor, Rotimi Amaechi administration to make Rivers State a reference point in Africa, and turning the model educational and health facilities put up in all the local government areas of the state to forests and dens of cultists by not using them and refusing to pay the salaries of the 13,000 teachers employed by the administration of Amaechi, was bad enough.

The APC boss noted that running the state as a fiefdom without recourse to democratic principles and bankrupting the state in just over a year in power while also sinking it into monumental debt that will require generation to clear, was also the governor’s greatest undoing.