Monday, February 24, 2014

Amaechi’s Planned Arrest: Wike Is Blowing Empty Hot Air

The attention of All Progressives Congress, APC, has been brought to the boast of the Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, that the Peoples Democratic Party would crush the ruling party in Rivers State, the APC, and that the PDP Government would arrest Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi immediately after the elusive victory of President Goodluck Jonathan come 2015.

We would have ignored this ranting of a drowning man, but we decided otherwise so that the public may not be tempted to believe Wike’s devilish insinuation that Amaechi has committed any crime for which he deserves to be arrested as soon as he loses his immunity as guaranteed by the Nigerian Constitution as a sitting Governor. 

Indeed, nothing could be further from the truth, for the alleged crimes exist only in the satanic imagination of Wike and his cohorts.

We, however, understand Wike’s frustration since, by taking Rivers people with him to APC, Governor Amaechi has dealt Wike and his co-travellers in the sinking PDP a mortal political blow, as Amaechi has left with the soul of the party, leaving only the carcass for Wike and his cohorts to parade as a political party.

If anyone deserves to be arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), that person is Chief Wike, whose case file was being dusted by the EFCC before he was saved the embarrassment of arrest by Gov. Amaechi, who nominated him as a Minister, only for him to turn coat after the trappings of ministerial office went into his head.

If we may ask, how much is Wike earning as a Minister to justify the billions of naira he is expending in running the affairs of a dead party (PDP) in Rivers State, even buying the fairly used buses (Tukunbo) presented to the non-existing PDP Local Government Chapters. That he assembled some jobless politicians and presented buses to them does not make PDP an existing political party in Rivers State. If it were when the EFCC was functional, people like Wike would not be breathing the air of freedom, not to talk of serving as a Minister of the Federal Republic. We however wish to put Wike and others looting our common patrimony with impunity that jail awaits them, as an APC Government come 2015 will not only fund EFCC but will also strengthen it to perform its statutory roles well so as to end the impunity of the likes of Wike who are presently behaving in a way to give the impression that corruption is the way of life in Nigeria.

As regards the 2015 elections, we are happy that Wike is the Chief Campaigner for the enthronement of APC both at the national level and in Rivers State and we truly commend him for doing a very good job in this regard. At the national level, Wike has ensured that President Goodluck Jonathan gets as many political enemies as possible by ensuring that some visiting Governors from the North were harassed and stoned in Rivers State and by ensuring that our educational sector is ruined by promoting the longest strike by ASUU that lasted some six months and ensuring that polytechnics and Federal Colleges of Education are perpetually shut down. What else do we need to campaign for to unseat a clueless President and undemocratic PDP come 2015?

Also, in Rivers State, the acts of impunity executed by Wike and his friend, CP Joseph Mbu before his recent redeployment from Rivers State are still very fresh in our minds. At the appropriate time we will ask the people of Rivers State if we need a character like Wike to govern our State.

Finally, we commend Wike for demonstrating his disdain for men of God by referring to Apostle Suleiman as a marabout. We do not blame him because if Gov. Amaechi had heeded the warning of Apostle Suleiman not to make Wike a Minister as he would betray him, the power-drunk minister would not have the effrontery to insult this great man of God.

By Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze
SSA Media and Public Affairs to the
Interim State Chairman, APC Rivers State

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