•Fubara and Wike
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has cautioned FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, to refrain from his “custom of unbridled and overbearing indulgence” targeted against efforts to resist his boundless sense of entitlement and overlordship over the public and private lives and concerns of others, especially those who hold public office in trust for the people.
Reacting to the fuss between Rivers State governor, Siminialayi Fubara and FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, which became public over the weekend, Eze said Sim Fubara has earned his commendation for relying on his instincts by putting up a manly fight against acts that plague the conscience.
The Frontier reports that there was a rift yesterday, among members of the Rivers State House of Assembly who had allegedly been tipped by FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, to commence impeachment proceedings against Gov. Fubara, for bluffing the poor trajectory of his administration and embracing the peoples oriented programs of former Gov. Chibuike Amaechi for the development of the state.
Fubara had also allegedly rejected Wike’s moves to shut him out of every political engagement and decision within and outside the state to the extent that he was cautioned never to attend any political meetings in Abuja including the PDP Governors Forum where he holds sway as vice chairman
Expressing disappointment over the ugly development, Eze said the ongoing crisis confirms Wike as an avaricious, characterless, unrefined and incorrigible political bigot whose existence threatens democracy and good governance and thus, does not deserve a place in the present day Nigeria political playground.
Eze therefore urged the good people of Rivers State to rally around the governor and save the state from the hands of “a very unprincipled Emperor who thought that he has conquered Rivers State and her people”.
“Rivers State is so sophisticated to be enslaved by an individual of the calibre of Nyesom Wike,” he said.
Part of the statement made available to The Frontier reads,
“The attempt to commence impeachment process against Rivers State Governor just because he wants to revive most of Amaechi’s vision like the Songhai and the Greater Port Harcourt all aimed at making Rivers State not only self-sufficient and empowering most youths in Rivers state is most sad and unfortunate.
“Let me reiterate that Wike should not attempt to reignite his illegal use of five lawmakers to commence impeachment threat against Amaechi by July 2013 because this time around his plot against Fubara will fail abysmally.
“Rivers State is not Wike’s personal property for him to decide on the destiny of the State.”
The APC chieftain counseled members of the Rivers State House of Assembly to try and study impeachment process of a governor and “stop exposing their ignorance before the entire and to be a bit responsible and channel their energies towards the purpose for which they were elected as Lawmakers rather than reducing themselves to political fiefs who only act to service the whim and caprice of a poor-bred, petty power monger whose inglorious administration as Governor left scars of poverty, anguish and mismanagement of funds in the hearts of Rivers people”.
“I call on Governor Fubara to sustain the fight and ensure he totally breaks forth from the servitude to which he has been subjected by the FCT Minister and sustain his path with the legacies of former Transportation Minister, Chibuike Amaechi, until such a time when Tonye Cole will be sworn in as Rivers governor, God willing.
“Finally, let me counsel President Tinubu to call his FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike to order before he plunges the nation into unprecedented crisis by his unholy actions in the affairs of Rivers State and for the IGP Kayode Egbetokun to also direct the Police Command in Rivers State not to be involved in the politics of Rivers State and act accordingly to avoid smearing the good image of the Police,” he added.