Abuja - Some civil society organisations in
Rivers State have condemned the reported outburst by Governor Nyesom Wike
against police on Thursday.
The governor is said to have criticised the state’s Police
High Command during senatorial rally held at Okehi, Etche local government area
when he queried some appointments.
The said query has been linked to deployments ahead of next
weekend’s re-run local government elections.
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Second Vice President of the Rivers Pathfinders, Gregory
Iyala Georgewill, described Wike's actions as “not only provocative, but also
amounts to recklessness.”
“Gov Wike must be advised to stop the politics of blackmail
and brigandage as the people of Rivers State have become wiser not to tolerate
his acts of hooliganism which have become stock in trade of Gov Wike,”
Coordinator of another civil society group, Alliance for
Transparency and Good Governance, Erasmus Obele, also slammed Wike.
“Gov Wike can fool some of the people some of the time, but
not all the people all the time. Our people are fed up with the practice of
blackmailing people to get his way. We can no longer tolerate this and it is
important that Wike is told in clear terms that his antics has failed him and
cannot work again,” Nwankpa emphasised.
Public Relations Officer of Vanguard for Justice, Equity and
Strategy, Jerome Alali Green, described Wike's approach and attitude as “crude
“It is only in Rivers State that a character of the type of
Wike can be seen and heard as this will not be acceptable in any other part of
the world,” he said.
- CAJ News