Worried by allegation levelled against Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, Former Governor of Rivers state over looting of Government House credited to Barrister Ezenwo Nyesom Wike the incumbent governor of the State, a prominent chief in the state, and a pro-democracy commentator HRH Chief Owabie Tobin, the Eze Ohimini I of Port Harcourt city Local Government Area has described the allegation as fallacy and urged President Buhari not to listen to Wike.
In a chat with Journalists in Port Harcourt Chief Owabie who frowned at Wike’s false accusation against his predecessor former governor Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi recalled that government Amaechi during his tenure as governor of the state ran a transparent government and rendered his stewardship almost every year to the people of Rivers State pointing out that Governor Wike’s desperate efforts to bring down Amaechi and rubbish him with his fallacious stories as well as setting up a probe panel to investigate Amaechi, government was aimed at stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from appointing Amaechi in his cabinet and urged President Buhari not to listen to Wike rather should appoint Amaechi into his cabinet to shame Wike and his associates who are bent in spreading false information against Amaechi describing the former governor as a performer who would join hand with Buhari to transform the nation positively with his wealth of his experience as the former chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF and former Chairman Conference of speakers of the Federation twice.
The royal Father noted that his intervention in the matter was not because he has benefited something from Governor Amaechi’s administration rather as an elderly man who is neutral rather his intervention was because he hates false allegation against an innocent person.
According to him, Nyesom Wike should not bent on destroying the image of his predecessor who has performed wonderfully during his tenure rather he should consolidate on his achievements and ensure that he improves the lives of people of the state.
The Royal Father who frowned at Wike sacked of 344 lecturers of Rivers State Polytechnic Bori, the dissolution of TIMARIV, Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission, RSIEC, Rivers State Civil Service Commission State Judicial Service Commission all state owned Tertiary Institutions Governing Council Boards noted that such has created unemployment in the State due to his efforts in witch hunting Amaechi and his employees urged him to reinstate the workers to their respective positions to prevent crisis and ruin of his government.
The royal Father expressed dismay over Senators who could not give dividends of democracy to their people recalling that Senator David Mark who has served as Senate President as well as re-elected as Senator, could not improve the lives of his people pointing out that David Mark due to his non-performance has made Senate to look like childish play ground.
He however, charged Senators to awake and take up their responsibilities.
On the incessant kidnapping of bar and restaurant proprietors and raping of women in Port Harcourt township by those refer to as Port Harcourt township boys, the Royal Father who expressed sad over the abduction of innocent residents of the area called on Nyesom Wike, the governor of the State to intervene by deploying security agents to the area and arrest the hoodlums. ###
Emeka Jilly Ejiowhor