Chief Chukwuemeka Eze, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress and erstwhile Nationwide Publicity Secretary of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Social gathering, (nPDP), has berated Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike’s strategy to the containment of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic within the State following the non-compliance with established well being advisory and rules, as he toured few locations to inaugurate highway initiatives.
In a press assertion made out there to DAILY POST on Tuesday, Eze posited that it’s sheer recklessness for Governor Wike to mobilize and threat the lives of royal fathers, political leaders and the poor lots simply to witness his showbiz of self reward within the identify of commissioning highway initiatives, some which have been initiated by his predecessor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi.
The ex-PDP spokesman mentioned Rivers folks have begun to reap the implications of Wike’s hypocrisy and carelessness, including that the state has joined the league of these with the best each day determine of COVID-19 infections.
“Now that the lethal virus is quickly and menacingly attacking Rivers State and her folks, Governor Nyesom Wike to apologize to Nigerians for endangering lives has develop into crucial, stressing that the State underneath his watch has turned a laughingstock”.
Eze described as a gross frivolity, the N700 million largesse gifted to another states whereas the donor (Wike) has did not ameliorate the sufferings and pains of victims of the assorted disasters which have visited his personal state in latest instances.
Phrases, “Donating a whopping sum of Two Hundred Million Naira to Benue State to tar her roads whereas the highway to Etche and different Native Authorities Areas are unmotorable and 5 Hundred Million Naira to Sokoto State to rebuild her burnt market and compensate affected merchants whereas doing nothing to handle the struggling of merchants on the burnt Mile One and different markets in Port Harcourt is a horrendous act of naive ignorance. Attending to the wants of merchants elsewhere and ignoring the struggling merchants in Rivers State who’ve cried their voices hoarse is grossly disgusting to the senses and abhorrent to morality and advantage.
“Governor Wike, POS (Africa) and Nigeria most excellent Father Christmas has refused to pay even a sympathy go to to 1000’s of Orashi folks whose houses and farms have been ravaged by flood or go to Bonny Native Authorities over the killings of her folks by Sea Pirates, Andoni and plenty of different areas of the State that have been bedevilled by one catastrophe or the opposite, but the odious do-gooder packaged and gifted N700million to folks in different states in crass disregard of what’s good and due his personal folks.
“Rivers State with all the large sources at her disposal has refused to pay the salaries of her Civil Servants, minimal wage, pension to pensioners of which most of them are dying in hunger and poverty, but POS (Africa) distributed such an enormous sum to charity.
“The Rivers State Secretariat, the as soon as finest State-owned secretariat complicated in Nigeria constructed by the administration of Alfred Diete-Spiff was adequately maintained and improved upon by subsequent administrations till the emergence of Wike, who now ensures that the Secretariat turns a shadow of its personal self with out water provide and public electrical energy.
“Immediately, underneath the watch of Governor Wike, Rivers State now ranks primary on the unemployment index having the best unemployed inhabitants as printed by the Nationwide Bureau of Statistics and different establishments.
“This ineptitude in administration displayed by Governor Wike has precipitated Nigerians to see the Federal Authorities refund of over N78.9Billion expended by the administration of Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi on federal roads and different accompanying important infrastructure that gave town of Port Harcourt a reworked facelift and considerably improved the state’s financial system amidst meager funds from the then PDP-controlled central authorities as a basic error”.