The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has demanded the resignation of the State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike in the wake of the shocking revelation by Mr. Livingstone Wechie, the Executive Director of the Integrity Group. Mr. Wechie had recently revealed that all the documents his group used to petition the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in a letter dated July 29, 2015 and addressed to the Senate President in a failed bid to stop the confirmation of Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi as a Minister were all fabricated by the Rivers State Government under the watch of Governor Wike. The tantalising petition, which has now been confirmed to be fake, was laid on the floor of the Senate on August 8, 2015 and followed up with the summoning of Amaechi before the Senate Committee on Public Petitions, Ethics and Privileges on October 12, 2015.
“The revelation by Mr. Wechie and the Integrity Group vindicates our position that Governor Wike is a fraud, diabolical and that his evil administration was foisted on Rivers State by former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan,” Rivers APC said in a statement issued on Thursday in Port Harcourt.
“Governor Wike’s desperation to ridicule Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, his benefactor, mentor and predecessor in office with forged documents. He is bereft of ideas and has no business in the Rivers State Government House. His administration has only succeeded to bring shame, odium and embarrassment to Rivers State and her people. He has for dubious reasons refused to pay our civil servants and Pensioners their salaries and entitlements; he has turned our State to Rivers of blood where human sanctity no longer has any meaning. He has destroyed our economic base and made it possible for foreign investors to invest in the State. Shamelessly, he made the world to believe that he can run a State like Rivers State like Chiefdom with only one paged budgetary provision. He has turned our State from the garden city it used to be to Rivers of dustbin. Our schools are now haven for criminals because he decides to close all the modern schools constructed by the golden administration of Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi. Enough of this rascality. If he has any shame he should save us this agony and formally resign without any further delay, failing which the State House of Assembly should commence impeachment proceedings against him if it is not a rubber stamp as widely believed,” the party statement in the statement signed by the State Chairman, Chief (Dr.) Davies Ibiamu Ikanya.
Rivers APC urged the people of the State “to unite so that we can collectively liberate our State from the demons that have hijacked and turned it into Rivers State of blood.”