Rivers State governor, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike and the All Progressives Congress (APC) are accusing each other of destroying democracy and good governance in the country.
Governor Wike, while accusing the APC of using the police to destroy the foundation of democracy in Nigeria, the ruling party on its part accused the governor of destroying the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and governance in Rivers State.
Speaking at a state banquet for members of the African Bar Association at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Monday night, the governor said the APC is already laying the structures to rig the 2019 general elections through the promotion of indicted police officers.
He stated that the Police High Command has promoted Mr Akin Fakorede, the Rivers State Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Commander filmed at a collation centre rigging election and beating officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Wike said the Police High Command has also promoted Assistant Commissioner of Police, Steven Hasso for his criminal role in the rigging of rerun elections on December 10, 2016.
But the APC, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt yesterday by its state chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, predicted that Wike will turn out to be the albatross of the PDP if urgent steps were not taken to check him.
Ikanya said, “Governor Nyesom Wike will eventually turn out to be the albatross of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) if the party fails to take urgent steps to checkmate him. Wike has destroyed both the Rivers PDP and governance in Rivers State and will surely destroy the entire PDP in matter of months.
“But in case anybody doubts this prediction, the person need to go back to our warning in 2014 when we counselled Ex-President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan to leave Amaechi alone if he still wants to survive the 2015 general elections but he turned dead ears to our warning and the result is the exposure of the level of corruption under his watch.
“Though PDP is happy to use Chief Wike as the party’s cash cow in detriment to the welfare of Rivers people, Wike will eventually become the force that will finally destroy the troubled party once his Vice Presidential ambition is scuttled which he wants to use to protect his looted funds both as the erstwhile Minister of Education and Governor of Rivers State.”