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Rivers alleges plans to disgrace Governor Wike

10 March 2016, 18:33Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - The Rivers State government said allegations of persecution by the All Progressives Congress (APC) were part of a campaign to discredit Governor Nyesom Wike.

Oraye Franklyn, Senior Special Assistant to Wike on Social Media, said elements within the APC were promoting the notion they are being persecuted in order to achieve key objectives in their agenda to conquer Rivers State.

This, he said, comes after the party failed to do so both at the polls and at the courts.

“The blame, as structured in their narrative, is placed, rightly or wrongly depending on the argument, on the doorsteps of the Goveror of the State, Chief Nyesom Wike, the obvious target of the party (APC),” said Franklyn.

“While the allegations of complicity are all false and malicious and aimed at deliberately discrediting Governor Wike, it is important to clarify on the role and powers of State Governors in relation to the provision of security, and the protection of lives and property.”

Also read: APC denies plot to rig Rivers rerun elections

Franklyn said as part of his duty to Rivers people, Wike “towered about the highest” among governors in the current dispensation in providing logistical support to the security agencies, from the police to the Army, Navy and the others.

In his first month as Governor, Wike is said to have provided over 60 patrol trucks fitted with state of the art communication gadgets for the police alone and continued to support the military in their bid to tackle insecurity in the country.

“His efforts are widely reported and as always, commended by the agencies themselves,” said Franklyn.

“This is the reason, it smacks of mega mischief and national sabotage for leaders of the All Progressives Congress to allege that he promotes insecurity in Rivers State or is doing nothing about it. These false allegations are largely made by politicians pursuing partisan rather than nation-building agendas.” 

- CAJ News


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