Monday, 16 May 2016
Wike’s condemnation of oil installation vandalism, mobilisation of security agencies is hypocritical – APC
The Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has received with shocking disdain reported condemnation of oil installation vandalism by Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers State because of the governor’s antecedent in inciting young people against the President Buhari-led Federal Government in the night and calling for understanding in the day.
Disclosing this position to journalists in Port Harcourt over the weekend, the State Chairman of the APC, Chief (Dr.) Davies Ibiamu Ikanya JP, said that Nigerians should take the condemnation by Nyesom Wike as a mere smokescreen to hide the various anti-FG activities the governor has surreptitiously embarked upon in the past such as his secret support for Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in Rivers State.
“We have records of his activities concerning his sponsorship of IPOB activities in Rivers State. We also can see that the demands of the so-called Niger Delta Avengers incorporated IPOB agenda and this means that there is a strong nexus between the promoters of Biafra and miscreants blowing up oil installations in the creeks of the Niger Delta. We expect Wike to tell the world the truth about what he knows concerning the present insecurity and bombing of oil installations in the Niger Delta instead of engaging in barefaced hypocrisy,” Chief Ikanya charged.
Continuing, Chief Ikanya accused the Rivers State governor of pretending to be a friend of the Federal Government in the day while sabotaging it by night through his criminal associates.
“This is typical of Gov. Wike’s attitude to the ever-rising killings in Rivers State. He conveniently attributes it to cult conflicts but secretly he acknowledges and accepts culpability.
“Just like Prime Minister David Cameron was unexpectedly caught on camera lambasting Nigeria as fantastically corrupt, so was Gov. Nyesom Wike caught on camera admitting to the fact that the boys behind the many gruesome killings across the State were in his words ‘our boys’ while addressing his newly-sworn in LG Caretaker Chairmen in Government House, Port Harcourt last week,” Chief Ikanya stated.
The APC State Chairman advised the Federal Government, Nigerians and Rivers people to ignore the antics of Gov. Nyesom Wike as he is full of treachery and mischief.
Responding to the central role the governor is playing in the forthcoming PDP national convention to be hosted in Rivers State, Chief Ikanya condemned a situation where the governor is unable to meet salary commitments to workers in the State but is quick to transfer the burden of a convention of a party such as the PDP to the suffering tax-payers of Rivers State.
“It bothers the mind that in these economically parlous times where workers cannot be paid their due wages, Gov. Wike is spending billions of Naira to host the national convention of a political party as large as the PDP despite that there are many other PDP governors whose states are richer such as Akwa Ibom State. We have seen the 18 luxury buses he has acquired with hundreds of millions of Rivers taxpayers’ money,” Chief Ikanya opined.
The APC State Chairman denied that the APC was politicising security issues in Rivers State. He accused the governor as the one centrally responsible for the criminality that is pervading the State, stating that it was the governor that was actually politicising security in the State.
“It is not the APC that activated and used cult groups and ex-militants for the 2015 elections, it was the PDP and Nyesom Wike; it is not the APC that funds the killing private armies in ONELGA, Abua/Odual, Gokana and elsewhere, it is the PDP that is doing so; It is not the APC but the PDP State government under Gov. Wike that is using the State Attorney-General to file frivolous nolle prosequi to prevent the successful prosecution of known PDP murderers, armed robbers and rapists.
The APC State Chairman called on Rivers people and Nigerians to ignore the several hypocritical antics of Gov. Nyesom Wike and hold the governor responsible for all the killings and insecurity in Rivers State in particular and the resurgence of insecurity and vandalism in the Niger Delta in general.