Opunabo Inko-Tariah – Former Special Adviser to former Rivers State Governor – Nyesom Wike has described the political crisis in the state as a “pestilence of godfatherism.”
Opunabo during a live TV interview said what the current FCT Minister wants is absolute control of the state.
Part of his statement reads,
The problem we are having in Rivers State is a pestilence of Godfatherism. It is a situation where you have wealth, painted by cupidity and is being festered by the desire to control. That is what is going on.
The present minister himself said he bought forms. In any civilized crime, by now he should be cooling off in one of these DSS or police detention camps. He bought forms with whose money?
“People talk of good governance in Rivers State, you talk of infrastructure, I think it’s a distorted understanding of what really went on in Rivers State. For eight solid years, there was no agriculture in Rivers State, the employment rate dropped. We are about the least employed state in the country. People were hungry and you are talking about the infrastructure.
“What he wants is absolute control. He doesn’t want anybody, even those that are supposed to visit the Governor in the government house are being restricted. Why did Fubara cancel most of the appointments in Ajuri University? Most of them were Ikwerres and Fubara said most of them were not qualified and that was why he had to cancel them all.