A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State, Chief, Eze Chukwuemeka Eze has alleged that former governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike is still overseeing the affairs of the state.
Eze who made this known in a statement said Wike is the one appointing commissioners, aides and receiving visitors on behalf of the state government.
He Described Governor, Sim Fubara as a confirmed stooge and mere ceremonial head without compass.
Part of his statement reads,
The current situation in Rivers State where core decisions and critical business of governance are transacted by Wike, a former Governor and power monger, properly pictures the result of a flawed electoral process where a desperate boss tramples on peoples’ rights and violates the rules of democracy and elections to install his minion to idly sit as Governor in a ceremonial capacity to pave the way for him to continue to oversee, dominate and access public funds as he wills and without interference.
Mr. Siminialayi Fubara must be alarmed that he remains responsible and accountable for every actions taken on behalf of the state from May 29, 2023 when he assumed office until such a time when the courts will abrogate his illegitimate reign. It is immaterial whether such actions were taken by him or his overlord, Wike.
It is public knowledge that Wike has reappointed some Commissioners who worked under him to continue with Sim Fubara, a protege who has no mind of his own. Mr. Tammy Danagogo who served as Secretary to Government (SSG) under Wike’s eight-year miserable rule was also returned and has been sworn in as SSG while Emeke Woke, Wike’s Chief of Staff was demoted to a Commissioner. All on the orders of Wike. Fubara’s aides including his Personal Assistants, were all appointed by Wike.
As it is, no financial transaction takes place in the government without Wike’s knowledge and approval. In fact, former Governor Wike still decides how much should go to each local government from the state’s share of the federal allocation. Aside sharing the monthly security vote with Fubara, Wike decides how much the temporary Governor gets in a month.
It is unfortunate that Sim Fubara has been caged with the unwilling reappointment of most key actors in Wike’s eight-year misrule particularly the appointment of Chief Wike’s kinsman,Chief Chidi Amadi a former Obio-Akpor Local Government PDP Chairman as Chief of Staff which is a clear pointer that the former Governor has cunningly succeeded in entrapping the political fortunes of the Ijaws of Rivers State by indirectly retaining the governance of the state after many years the position was left in the hands of the Ikwerres through Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi (8Years) and Chief Nyesom Wike (8Years)
The Opobo people and the entire Ijaw nation missed the opportunity to govern Rivers State through Dr Dakuku Adol Peterside because of Chief Nyesom Wike political antics when Amaechi resolved that power should shift to the Riverine area of the State. It is sad and unfortunate that the Ijaws and the entire Riverine Area are only being fooled with the installation of Sim, a mere stooge who bears the name of Governor without the boldness to exercise the relevant powers of the office.
With the current situation, the use of the state owned aircrafts has been left exclusively for Wike while the Governor, Sim Fubara uses chattered aircraft for official engagements. Just last week, Wike traveled with the Rivers state jet whereas Sim used chattered jet same last week for abroad. Reports revealed that Gov. Fubara used Lufthansa Commercial flight, a chattered flight, from Port Harcourt to Frankfurt (Germany)
Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze,
APC Chieftain, member of APC Legacy Projects Media Team & former National Publicity Secretary, nPDP
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