Abuja - The Rivers State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) allegedly received information Governor Nyesom Wike was mobilising and inciting different sections of Rivers people to protest against the judiciary for handing out unfavourable rulings on his matters at the tribunal and Supreme Court.
APC said two top traditional rulers in the state separately informed the APC that the embattled governor summoned them for a meeting on Friday where they suspected Wike might request and mobilised them to endorse protest documents.
These papers are said to be against the rulings of the tribunal that annulled the so-called election of the governor and the decision of the Supreme Court that dismissed Wike’s appeal on jurisdiction of the tribunal.
Chris Finebone said as part of Wike’s plan to mobilise the people of the state against the judiciary, he doled out huge cash to a section of market women who shamelessly went on a protest march on Thursday (Thursday) denouncing the Nigerian judiciary and threatening the peace of the state.
“The APC has been told that after the meeting and mobilisation of traditional rulers to protest in today’s meeting, the next group pencilled down to be mobilised is the clergy in Rivers State.
"Wike believes that he can finance a section of the supposed men of God to protest and publish anti-judiciary articles and paid adverts in the media extolling the embattled governor.
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“We can also reveal that a section of Ikwerre Chiefs and leaders of thought made up of mainly discredited persons of Ikwerre extraction are also being mobilised to protest and place paid adverts in the media in support of Nyesom Wike against the Nigerian judiciary,” said Finebone.
Finebone said the APC was surprised that the same Nyesom Wike who freely boasted of having Supreme Court judges “in his pocket” had now resorted to “underhand and primitive tactics” to undermine the same judiciary.
Wike could not be reached for comment.
“The APC believes that it is important to alert Rivers people and Nigerians of this fiendish level of desperation on the part of Governor Nyesom Wike which is capable of endangering an already traumatised society which the Wike brand of politics has imposed on the state already.
"We urge you to resist Wike’s filthy lucre as real Rivers people are proud and not enticed or excited by filthy and odoriferous money,” Finebone said.
- CAJ News