The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Tuesday, called on the State Governor, Nyesom Wike to resign over his gross “incompetence” in handling the affairs of the state.
In a statement by its state Chairman, Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, the party accused Wike of plotting to turn himself into an “emperor” in a democratic dispensation.
Adducing reason my Wike should resign, the party in the statement said, the governor has turned the state into “Rivers of blood where human lives no longer worth much,” adding that, “The plot of Chief Wike from the beginning has been to turn himself to an Emperor in a democratic dispensation.”
The statement admonished Wike, “to take the honourable path by apologising and resigning now that it is obvious that his dreamy empire is gradually crumbling like a pack of cards and in view of the dangers his misguided vision has caused Rivers State, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the entire Nigerian Nation.”
Stressing that Wike manipulated his way into power, the APC listed reasons why he should resign.
The reasons include, “Claiming and re-commissioning of roads and projects successfully executed by his predecessor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.
“Destruction of the education sector by stopping the scholarship and free education scheme put up by the Amaechi administration to make Rivers State a reference point in Africa, and turning the model educational and health facilities put up in all the local government areas of the state to forests and dens of cultists by not using them and refusing to pay the salaries of the 13,000 teachers employed by the administration of Amaechi.
“Destroying the security appliances and strategy put up by Amaechi to make the state crime-free and instead turning the state into a Rivers of blood and appointing suspected fellows with criminal records into his administration without due clearance by the security agencies, thereby causing capital flight and mass exodus of people and corporate bodies from Rivers State.
“Running the state as a fiefdom without recourse to democratic principles and bankrupting the state in just over a year in power while also sinking it into monumental debt that will require generation to clear.”
The statement further noted that, “The evidence clearly shows that Wike is a terrible disappointment to both Rivers State and Nigeria. He has taken incompetence in governance to a new height in Nigeria, turning Rivers State to a Rivers of blood where human lives no longer worth much and where kidnapping, assassination and robbery have become the norms. Wike must go in the interest of the peace and progress of Rivers State,” APC added.