Lagos - The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, of nepotism after some appointments to the Greater Port Harcourt Development Authority (GPHDA).
The party raised concern Wike appointed his immediate cousin, Surveyor Okas Wike of Emma Wike & Partners, a direct cousin of his to the board of the GPHDA.
“Not done, governor Wike also appointed his direct in-law, the immediate direct younger brother to Dr Obuzor, his father in-law, Architect Nnamdi Obuzor to the same board of merely eight members,” Chris Finebone, Rivers State Publicity Secretary, stated.
“In his first major appointments since being sworn in as governor of Rivers State, Chief is living up to his threat to give choice positions to his family members and people since according to him, ‘nobody gave him money for the struggle.’”
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Fineboe added, “We recall with sadness that Chief Wike has defied all decency to appoint his direct cousin, Okas Wike whom he and Dr. Tammy Wenike Danagogo used to siphon a lot of money during the waterfront compensation and demolition issue in Port Harcourt at the last dispensation.”
The spokesperson said the APC was still of the conviction that more of alleged nepotistic tendencies by Wike “would unfold in the days to come until he is swept away by the slow but sure wheel of justice” by the Rivers State Election Petition Tribunal sitting at Abuja.
APC has lodged a complaint with the tribunal challenging Wike’s election as governor.
The party alleges violence and fraud during the poll.
“The APC would like to re-assure all sections of Rivers people to ignore the grisly dance by the Wike administration as it will be swept away much sooner than later by God Almighty. It is only a matter of time,” Finebone stated.
- CAJ News