Media War: Rivers APC Replies Wike

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State has reacted to an alarm raised by Rivers State Government that the party and its former governorship candidate, Dakuku Peterside, planned to unleash a media campaign against the state government and the Governor, Nyesom Wike.

In a press statement on Friday, the State publicity Secretary of APC, Ogbonna Nwuke, said the alarm raised by the Rivers State Government was a clear indication that the state government was jittery about the APC and Peterside.

Nwuke said the state government’s alarm was a ‘weak defence’ of a government that ‘loathes accountability and transparency.’

“For the avoidance of doubt, the Rivers people are well aware that Governor Wike runs a government that is out to punish and impoverish them for the benefit and sustenance of a few party lords who feed fat on our commonwealth.

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“Wike’s greed, maladministration, incompetence, garrulousness, hatred for accountability and lies are enough media campaign for Rivers people to reject Wike and his cult of brigands who are out to milk Rivers State dry,” the APC publicity secretary said.

He added, “The question agitating the minds of Rivers people is, ‘why is Gov Wike jittery? It is obvious Wike and the government he leads hate to be asked to account for their financial transactions.

“To fully understand Wike’s fears is to appreciate that no government in the history of Rivers State has dished out so much lies as the present government has done, with a clear intent to deceive all and sundry.

“Wike has embarked on building bridges that have no impact on the local economy or the welfare of the people. While Wike and a tiny clique of party lords are getting rich from the common purse, the majority of Rivers people, including PDP members are being impoverished.

“Rivers State Government under Governor Nyesom Wike can only boast of their record of renovation of schools and a handful of hospitals as legacy projects for a state that earned more that N2.4 Trillion in six years.

“Out of a humongous sum of N2.4 trillion, it is on record that a total of 200 Billion was donated to unworthy causes while pensioners are being owed, workers denied their promotion and other entitlements while the state Secretariat stinks and depreciates.”

Nwuke said APC would respond in due course. “But for now let the government wait for the seasoned and reasoned comments of Peterside, the cerebral minded Progressive while the APC is gathering statistics on the expenditure pattern of the Governor.”

Dakuku Peterside Photo
A former Director-General of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dakuku Peterside
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