The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused Governor Nyesom Wike of showing falsehood and propaganda in his 100 days in office.
APC, in a statement Monday by its Chairman, Davies Ikanya, insisted that the new Rivers governor is an ingrate, especially for betraying his benefactor and former boss, ex-governor Rotimi Amaechi.
APC condemned the governor for refusing to constitute a cabinet, while preferring to run the state from his bedroom, in collaboration with the former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, an indigene of Okrika in Rivers State, and other militant leaders that installed Wike as governor.
APC gave the breakdown of the wasted fund to include the N30 billion loan Wike took, shortly after assuming office, the N10 billion left by the Amaechi’s administration and over N80 billion that has accrued to the State from Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and the Federation Account.
Signed by Ikanyan’s media aide, Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, the statement said: “Wike represents everything that should not be found anywhere near the corridors of power.
“He personifies inaction, profligacy, corruption, maladministration and vendetta. Wike has not initiated any meaningful project in Rivers State since he forcibly assumed office on May 29, 2015 through the blood of Rivers people and in connivance with the corrupt and demented Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Rivers State, Dame Gesila Khan.
“Besides setting up the vindictive Judicial Commission of Inquiry and awarding contracts to his companies for the filling of potholes in Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas, Wike cannot justify the expenditure of the N30 billion he borrowed and the N10 billion left by the administration of Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, as well as the over N80 billion that has accrued to the state through the IGR and from the Federation Account.
“Apart from presenting roads constructed by the Amaechi’s administration as his feats in his 100 days in office, no high quality road can be constructed within six months, much less of 100 days. Wike is busy sponsoring media war and documentary aimed at disparaging and decimating the character of Rt. Hon. Amaechi.
“Wike is visiting various churches to pray for forgiveness for the 100 Rivers people killed, in order to install himself as governor, but he can only boast of increase in insecurity, kidnapping, robbery and other criminal activities associated with a visionless administration.
“Today, all the initiatives of the Amaechi administration to curb insecurity in Rivers State have been annulled by Wike and his cohorts. The result is that Rivers residents now sleep with two eyes open, as kidnapping, such as the case of Vanguard Columnist Donu Kogbara, is now the order of the day.”
The party also berated the Rivers governor for failing to publicly declare his assets, contrary to the dictates of the Nigerian Constitution that elected public officers should declare their assets.
It noted that it was not surprised about Wike’s reluctance to make his assets public, having known that in doing so, Rivers people and the entire world would be shocked to know that half of the property in Port Harcourt is owned by the Rivers governor and his acolytes, due to their greed and insatiable crave for wealth.
DAILY POST recalls that Wike has made a few appointments.
These are ex-Minister of State for Trade and Investment, Kenneth Kobani, as Secretary to the Rivers State Government (SSG) ex-Chairman of Emohua Local Government Council of Rivers State, Emeka Woke, as the Chief of Staff, Government House, Port Harcourt.
Others are four commissioners: Dr. Fred Kpakol (Finance), Emma Okah (Housing), Onimim Briggs (Agriculture) and Emmanuel Aguma, SAN (Justice and Attorney-General).