Sack Your Spokesman, Inko-Tariah, To Prove That You Are Protective Of The Judiciary
The Rivers State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, would like to call on Governor Nyesom Wike to prove that he is honestly and genuinely against the verbal assault on the Nigerian judiciary by his Spokesman, Mr. Opunabo Christian Inko-Tariah who described the judiciary as conducting judicial terrorism and gang-up over their rulings that separately went against Nyesom Wike at the Rivers State Election Petition Tribunal and the Supreme Court.
The APC finds it curious and unacceptable for the Rivers State Governor to only go on air and pretend to denounce the behaviour of his appointee who had, on his behalf, declared war on the Nigerian judiciary and used all kinds of unprintable words against the nation’s judicial officers. Logic and standard administrative practice behove on Nyesom Wike to summarily dismiss Mr. Opunabo Inko-Tariah for portraying the government as in a state of utter confusion where officials say different things much to the confusion of the citizenry who are at a loss as to who to believe when officials speak.
In effect, what the situation clearly signifies is that what we have in Rivers State is not a government but a gang of bandits where every buccaneer is lord unto himself or herself. It further underscores and confirms the widely held view by Rivers people that what Nyesom Wike is running is a one-man show in the name of government.
To us, it does appear that Mr. Opunabo Inko-Tariah spoke the mind of his Principal, Governor Nyesom Wike because, ab initio, the latter had verbally villified the judiciary to the hearing of many including Mr. Inko-Tariah but was advised by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria from the Ogoni axis to desist from such as it could hurt the shaky journey of the caretaker governor as he approaches the Appeal and possibly the Supreme Courts.
The accompanying public volte face by Nyesom Wike which culminated in the disowning of Mr. Inko-Tariah’s attacks on the judiciary is sheer pretence by Wike having found himself between the rock and a hard place in his war against the Nigerian judiciary.
The APC believes that Nyesom Wike is merely making Mr. Inko-Tariah a fall guy for his own indiscretion against the Nigerian judiciary. He can only prove the genuineness of his later-day crusade to safeguard the judiciary if he can muster the moral courage to sack Mr. Opunabo Inko-Tariah.
Chief [Dr.] Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, JP
Mon, November 2, 2015