The Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has demanded for the immediate resignation of Governor Nyesom Wike for reportedly belittling the high office that he occupies.
The party which made the call in a statement on Friday, May 5, in Port Harcourt, blasted Wike for failing to keep his vow to sue the federal government if it failed to return the $43m found in a luxury apartment in Ikoyi Lagos to the Rivers state government within one week.
GistMall.com recalls that Wike had claimed that the money belonged to the Rivers State Government and was part of the funds allegedly looted by his immediate past predecessor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, who is now the minister of transportation.
Rivers APC said in the statement signed by the State Chairman, Chief (Dr.) Davies Ibiamu Ikanya: “It is now over two weeks since Governor Wike issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to return the money to the Rivers State Government or be sued accordingly. Governor Wike had claimed that he has records, documents and facts to prove that the contentious $43m was kept by Amaechi.
” The party described Wike is an alarmist whose single agenda since he assumed office as the governor of Rivers state is to destroy Amaechi by any means.
It said “Here is somebody whose tenure as Governor has brought untold hardship to our people! Worst of all is the uncountable number of Rivers people who have been killed and are still being killed in order to sustain the evil administration of Wike in Rivers State.
The APC said Wike had put the account of the state in the red through looting and the borrowing of over N100 billion from banks, without investing it in any tangible projects. It accused the governor of using the borrowed monies to bribe judges and sponsoring PDP conventions without paying salaries of our civil servants and pensioners.
The party said: “What is more, Wike has abandoned our children on scholarship in foreign schools, stopped the free education scheme initiated by the government of Amaechi and committed sundry other atrocities that make him unworthy to be addressed as the Governor of any State in any part of this world.
“Wike, for reasons best known to him, did all he could to stop the nomination and screening of Amaechi as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He has threatened both Amaechi and his followers and is now threatening President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration.
Such a character surely does not qualify to be a Local Government Chairman, not to talk of being a Governor of a State like Rivers, which he has turned to Rivers of Blood.” “Rivers APC predicted that Wike’s needless fight against Amaechi, who made him politically, will eventually consume him.
According to the party, “Psalm 83, Isaiah 63 and Psalm 10 of the Holy Bible will go a long way to show Wike and his ilk that their fight against Amaechi is a fight against God and God who has protected him this far he will surely consume each one of them.
“In this regard, we wish to counsel him to leave the Inspector General of Police (IGP) alone as he is not a bloodthirsty fellow. Wike, from all indications, is being pursued by the ghosts of those innocent Rivers State people killed in order to install and sustain him in office.”
The APC urged WIke to emulate Governor Ayo Fayose, by visiting the prisons and to advocate the improvement of conditions there, noting that prison yard awaits the governor in the future. Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has made his first public appearance in two weeks as he is currently attending Friday’s Juma’at service.