Rivers State: Wike’s Plot Against Fubara, A Political Miscalculation – Eze
…Says the Posture of PDP Elders is Sad, Unfortunate
….Describes the Conflict as Divinely Orchestrated to Free Rivers State from a Satanic Hold
…Counsels Fubara to Thread Serpentinely to Dismantle Wike’s Many Antics.
Erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New People’s Democratic Party (nPDP) and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze says the ongoing conflict between the Governor of Rivers State, Sir Sim Fubara and his predecessor, Chief Nyesom Wike – the FCT Minister is a divine orchestration in response to the wailing of the people of the state over the tormenting highhandedness and annexation of the state and her resources by ex-Governor Wike as part of his private enterprises.
The APC chieftain said Gov. Fubara has done well for promptly adhering to the counsel of responsible leaders and stakeholders in the state to strive to severe the state from the dominance of a discontented power-monger – Nyesom Wike, whose gory antecedent as Governor was a direct opposite of the developmental penchant of his predecessor, Chief Rotimi Amaechi.
In a statement made available to the media, Chief Eze described the Wike eight-year reign as the worst period in the annals of Rivers State; a time when the administration of the State was run without any clearcut fiscal policy framework, but at the whims of an unsympathetic and merciless emperor whose strategy of leadership is by installing fears and intimidation in the mind of the people as a strategy to evade their wrath for his non-performance.
According to Eze, the Wike era was a watershed and will continue to be of unblessed memory; a period in which all manners of anti-people, undemocratic strategies were deployed to ensure that other political parties are denied their constitutionally guaranteed right to campaign; a period when opposition political leaders were either maimed or their business activities crippled.
That is the legacy of the Wike administration and no state can grow with such obnoxious exploration of our laws for personal aggrandizement.
Continuing, Eze said the Wike period has gone down in history as a period when the government of the state could not attract one single foreign investment. That failure was prompted by the spiteful refusal of the administration to imbibe the laudable policies and programs initiated by the past administration of ROTIMI Chibuike Amaechi.
He accused the Wike administration of importing a strange system of governance unknown to any civilized State where billions of the common patrimony of the people were handled and determined by a single individual without a sound State Assembly who reduced Pensioners to a life of misery with non-payment of their pensions. Even Civil Servants were not paid their salaries.
If not that we live in a country where institutions like EFCC don’t work, what gut will Wike have to state in the public glare that no elected public office holder from Rivers State bought forms to participate in the 2023 general elections; that he singlehandedly bought all the forms in which they used to participate in the 2023 general elections. That was a strategy to select only those he felt were loyal not to Rivers people but to him, to occupy public offices. We have seen it play out with the recent visit of National Assembly members to Wike to pledge their loyalty and affirm their solidarity with him over the political crisis in Rivers State. They pledged their solidarity with Wike in the interest of the people even when the demands of the former Governor ran contrary to the interest of Rivers people. That is not democracy and people must speak up.
Eze said all the listed anomalies and many more are what God saw and orchestrated the conflict between Wike and his political son to free the State from the evil hold and therefore those who are attempting to support Nyesom Wike against Fubara are indirectly attempting to confront God and if they don’t retrace their steps, they may live to regret their actions.
The APC Chief also warned Gov. Fubara never to entertain the thought of retreating as such an act of cowardice would mean detaching from God and the people and aligning with Wike to further frustrate the masses. Eze Counsels Fubara to find time to watch the film titled, “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly an Italian film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood as “the Good”, Lee Van Cleef as “the Bad”, and Eli Wallach as “the Ugly” to understand that Wike and his groups are not people you engage in any form of dialogue unless you want to end like Clint Eastwood the Good in that epoch-making film.
On the satanic support of PDP Elders in Rivers State for Nyesom Wike for all the evil he has committed against the State stated above, Eze Counsel them to face the facts and advise Nyesom Wike as elders and not as partial elders.
Eze described as childish the accusation by Wike that his reasons for falling out with Governor Fubara was that the Governor was hobnobbing with some of his political enemies after getting into office; as if those his enemies are not from Rivers State.
Eze further stated that Wike, during his meeting with members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum led by Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed exposed his ignorance of the tenets of governance and the powers of an incumbent Governor when he stated that nobody can take his political structure in the oil-rich South-South state. “Yes, we have talked about the crisis in the state but let me tell anybody who cares: nobody can intimidate me, nobody. It doesn’t matter whether you go and bring thugs on the road, it doesn’t matter whether you are Ijaw if I want to do something, I will do it. Impeachment is not a military coup; impeachment is provided under the Constitution.
“Nobody can take away our political structure, no one.
“You cannot work and people begin to bring enemies, those who fought you when you are struggling for the person to be in office, nobody does that.
“I am not a political ingrate, I am not — but don’t touch the political structure of Rivers State. I will not shut my eyes.”
“My conscience is clear, nobody can rubbish me,” he added.
All these statements simply expose a fellow who thinks that by all that he did that he has occupied Rivers state and can determine who the Governor can relate or not relate with. It is sad for Wike not to mind his political sagacity to get involved in a struggle that will formally end his sad political career.
It is left to the generality of Rivers State to decide if one individual can determine the destiny of the State or call off the bluff of Nyesom Wike. “If this period is missed then it is unfortunate”, Eze noted.