WIKE unfolds government of nepotism in Rivers State
In what appears to be a manifestation of what the All Progressives Congress, APC warned Rivers people about the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and its candidate during the campaigns, now the governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike has unfolded his programme of government of nepotism in Rivers State.
In his first major appointments since being sworn in as governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike is living up to his threat to give choice positions to his family members and people since according to him, ‘nobody gave him money for the struggle.’
A couple of days ago, Chief Wike announced the appointment of a sole administrator and board of the Greater Port Harcourt Development Authority which was created by Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, the former governor of Rivers State after sacking the former board. In constituting the board, Chief Wike appointed his immediate cousin, Surveyor Okas Wike of Emma Wike & Partners, a direct cousin of governor Wike to the board of the GPHDA. Not done, governor Wike also appointed his direct in-law, the immediate direct younger brother to Dr. Obuzor, his father in-law, Architect Nnamdi Obuzor to same board of merely 8 members.
While Rivers people may be aghast at the unbridled display of contempt for the people of Rivers State and their sensibilities, the APC is sad that exactly what it warned Rivers people about is now playing out in the open.
We recall with sadness that Chief Wike has defied all decency to appoint his direct cousin, Okas Wike whom he and Dr. Tammy Wenike Danagogo used to siphon a lot of money during the waterfront compensation and demolition issue in Port Harcourt at the last dispensation.
The APC is still of the conviction that more of such nepotistic tendency by Nyesom Wike will unfold in the days to come until he is swept away by the slow but sure wheel of justice by the Rivers State Election Petition Tribunal sitting at Abuja.
It is of note to recall that when a few voices questioned the appointment by Nyesom Wike [who is Ikwerre] of Justice Daisy Okocha [an Ikwerre]; and Barr. Emma Aguma [another Ikwerre], the response of the governor was that he would give more positions to his people, after all, no one from other parts of the state contributed to his quest for governorship of Rivers State.
The APC is not surprised that Chief Nyesom Wike has only considered persons from the riverine parts of Rivers State for responsibilities of hewers of wood and drawers of water. Curiously, those picking up such crumbs that fall from Caesar’s table appear unaware of what they are into ostensibly because of poverty of the pocket and of the mind.
Obviously, what is unfolding clearly shows that the governorship of Rivers State is way beyond and above the mediocre personage of Nyesom Wike and this remains the position of the APC.
The APC would like to re-assure all sections of Rivers people to ignore the grisly dance by the Wike administration as it will be swept away much sooner than later by God Almighty. It is only a matter of time.
State Publicity Secretary
Sunday, June 14, 2015.