APC condemns Wike's meeting with ex-militant leader
The All Progressives Congress has accused the Supervising Minister of Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, of holding nocturnal political meetings with former Niger Delta militant leader, Solomon Ndigbara, in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State.
A statement by the State Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Chris Finebone, specified that rather than embark on political meetings with ex-warlords, the minster was expect to have joined the global efforts towards the release of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls.
The APC said the minister held such a meeting at a time the world was calling for the release of over 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in Chibok, Borno State, by the Boko Haram sect. The state APC disclosed that its members were able to infiltrate the gathering where Wike met with Ndigbara, aka Osama bin Laden, and his boys.
Explaining that it was currently in custody of the decisions reached at the minister's meeting with Ndigbara, the APC described Wike's action as insensitive, adding that the Chibok schoolgirls were abducted under Wike's watch as the Minister of Education.
'It has come to the attention of the All Progressives Congress, Rivers State Chapter, that whereas Nigerians and the good people of every continent of the world are crying and calling for the release of over 200 young Nigerian girls, abducted by the terrorist group, Boko Haram, the Supervising Minister for Education, Barr. Nyesom Wike, is busy holding nocturnal political campaign meetings in Rivers State.
'As the global call for the release of the abducted girls heightened this week, last Thursday night, APC members, who infiltrated their gathering, confirmed that Nyesom Wike held a political meeting with notorious warlord, Solomon Ndigbara, and his boys at Yeghe, Gokana Local Government Area, where certain decisions [now in our custody] were reached,' he said.
The state APC called on Wike's 'masters and friends' to plead with him to concentrate on the international effort targetted at ensuring that the kidnapped schoolgirls were released.