The New NIMASA Boss Visits Oyegun, Shoves News Hounding Journalists Aside

By ORIH CHIBUIKE, The Nigerian Voice, Abuja
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The New Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Peterside Dakuku, grabbed the headlines for the wrong reasons when he stormed the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja for a courtesy call on the Party chairman.

Peterside who came to the Secretariat in company of some white expatriates, at about 4:00 p.m had a closed door meeting with the national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) John Oyegun and other Chieftains of the party to consult with the leadership of the party preparatory to the forthcoming elections.

However, the NIMASA boss rather than speak with newsmen who approached him for an interview pushed them (journalists) aside in a brazen violent way.

After the closed door meeting held for more than two hours, the former governorship candidate in Rivers State was heard screaming ontop of his voice saying ''they will bow, they will bow'' apparently referring to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State.

A reliable source who was closed to Dakuku's movement from one office to another, revealed that the two main issues why he visited the Secretariat was to thank the party leaders for his appointment and perfect plans against the Saturday's re-run elections in his home state.

Dakuku, who was physically sober when he led other APC leaders in Rivers state on a protest visit to the party requesting for an audience with President Muhammadu Buhari, was however, in joyful mood having being appointed DG NIMASA.

It would be recalled that Governor Nyeson Wike, who is of the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) has had a running war of words with the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, who held sway in the state for eight years.

Recall also that there had been series of killings in the state in some local governments with the APC and PDP trading blames.