ABUJA, (CAJ News) – SOME civil society organisations in Rivers State have condemned the reported outburst by Governor Nyesom Wike against police on Thursday.
The governor is said to have criticised the state’s Police High Command during senatorial rally held at Okehi, Etche local government area when he queried some appointments.
The said query has been linked to deployments ahead of next weekend’s re-run local government elections.
Second Vice President of the Rivers Pathfinders, Gregory Iyala Georgewill, described Wike’s actions as “not only provocative, but also amounts to recklessness.”
“Gov Wike must be advised to stop the politics of blackmail and brigandage as the people of Rivers State have become wiser not to tolerate his acts of hooliganism which have become stock in trade of Gov Wike,” Georgewill stressed.
Coordinator of another civil society group, Alliance for Transparency and Good Governance, Erasmus Obele, also slammed Wike.
“Gov Wike can fool some of the people some of the time, but not all the people all the time. Our people are fed up with the practice of
blackmailing people to get his way. We can no longer tolerate this and it is important that Wike is told in clear terms that his antics has failed him and cannot work again,” Nwankpa emphasised.
Public Relations Officer of Vanguard for Justice, Equity and Strategy, Jerome Alali Green, described Wike’s approach and attitude as “crude and uncivilized.”
“It is only in Rivers State that a character of the type of Wike can be seen and heard as this will not be acceptable in any other part of the world,” he said.
– CAJ News