A former Chairman of Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, Solomon Abel Eke, has described the immediate former Governor of Rivers State and current Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, as a too controlling and overbearing person when he was the Executive Governor of the state.
Eke states that no Local Government Chairman could dare Wike to at least act in full capacity as the Chairman of a local government when they were in office.
Eke stated this while speaking at the ward 12 meeting of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State where he condemned a remark recently credited to a Council Chairman of Ikwerre LGA, Samuel Nwanosike, who at an event last week, called Governor Fubara, “A mumu man” who was given power.
Speaking at the ward meeting, Eke said, “Who are you as a Local Government Chairman to call the Governor Mumu?
“In fact, if they call for a meeting in the government house, you will carry your BP drug in your pocket. I’m telling you what happened in our own time.
“But it’s not happening now. The Chairmen are like Lords. They do anyhow they like.
“In fact, who are you to go to Aba without writing a letter to the governor that you want to get to Aba? Who are you as a Local Government Chairman?
“But some of them now go to London, they go anywhere. That is the kind of peaceful man that is now ruling us.
“He said he will not rule us with a tight hand, that he’s going to rule Rivers State like a governor that loves his people. That is what we are enjoying now and nobody will take that away from us.
“So, I thank the people of Ward 12 for giving us this support. The next step is to take this to the unit.
“I want to assure you that as you give Sim support, you will not lose anything. We are the eyes of Sim in Obio/Akpor. As he’s doing projects, he will also extend it to you.” He added
Eke who served only one tenure in office as Obio/Akpor LGA Chairman, has been in support of Fubara since the political crisis in the state.
On his part, the state chairman of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN Chijioke Ihunwo called on Rivers people to pray for peace and unity in the state.
Ihunwo noted that the prayers of the people and their support for Governor Fubara will see him through to victory in ensuring that the state is not caged.
“What we are doing here is to tell our people that His Excellency, Sir Siminalayi Fubara was elected by Rivers people and that no one individual can remove him because it’s God that gives power.
“We gave the former Governor the support he needed as our son for eight years. We are also going to give that support to Fubara because Sim represents young people, Sim represents peace and unity.”
Also speaking, the PDP ward 12 leader, Eze Isiguzo affirmed that no level of intimidation can stop them from supporting the truth.
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Published 1/12/2024 6:49:37 PM