Abuja - The All Progressives Congress (APC)
has queried the release of aides of Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike.
These had been arrested for malpractices and violence
during the recent rerun elections in the state.
“We are shocked and left speechless by the speed with
which the Secretary to Rivers State Government, Mr. Kenneth Kobani, Wike’s
Special Assistant on Special Projects, Mr. Cyril Dum Wite, and Wike’s Chief of
Staff, Emeka Woke, were released and allowed to go home despite the overwhelming
evidence against them,” said Rivers APC Chairman, Davies Ikanya.
He also bemoaned the release of some suspects behind his
alleged assassination as well as those of the Director General of the Nigerian
Maritime and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside, and the party’s deputy
governorship candidate in the 2015 elections, Asita Asita.
Kobani was arrested during the March 19 rerun polls while
Wite was allegedly caught with N40 million, arms, police and army uniforms in
It is alleged gunmen operating in two jeeps belonging to
Woke opened fire on a vehicle conveying Peterside, Ikanya and Asita.
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APC hopes were initially raised when Wike’s implicated
aides were arrested for questioning as the party thought justice would be made
to take its source.
“We are disappointed that these men have been hastily
released and left off the hook instead of being vigorously investigated and
charged before courts of competent jurisdiction. This is sad and unfortunate,”
Ikanya said in the state capital, Port Harcourt.
Rivers APC also appealed to its members and supporters
not to be demoralised by the turn of events but to remain steadfast in their
support for the party.
“We wish to remind Wike and his collaborators that one
day the blood of those wasted to install and perpetuate his for his evil
administration will speak and exact vengeance,” said Ikanya.
“Wike and his cohorts that are now celebrating
and drinking the blood of seemingly hapless Rivers people will one day give an
account of all their evil deeds either here on earth or hereafter before a just
God that cannot be bribed.”
- CAJ News