Governor Nyesom Wike has been accused by the All Progressives Congress (APC) of carrying out retribution against “persons, people, relations or spouses of those perceived to have worked for the Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi administration”.
This accusation by the party is sequel to the compulsory retirement of 14 Permanent Secretaries in the state civil service by the governor. Wike also ordered the suspension of the services of RSSDA, citing threat by workers to embark on strike as the main reason.
The party in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Saturday by its publicity secretary, Chris Finebone, which was made available to Naij.com flayed the governor for what it described as a vindictive acts against persons who toiled to keep the civil service of the state running.
It said… Whereas these individuals toiled to keep the civil service of the State, which is the engine room of government, working for the good of the people, Nyesom Wike has decided to punish them for doing their legitimate duties as civil servants. Instead of acknowledging and rewarding them with recognition, the vengeful governor decided to summarily send them away on compulsory retirement just to exact needless pound of flesh.
“The APC similarly notes that Governor Wike has formally shut down the Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA). Instead of the governor tasking his intellect for once to find an acceptable solution to the matter or doing the very basic thing of paying the seven months salaries owed the RSSDA workers from the numerous bank loans he has collected, he rather chose the primitive option of closing down the agency and had the shameless audacity to formally announce the mean decision yesterday.
In labeling Wike’s actions as wicked, the party urged “those directly affected to remain strong and prayerful as God will ultimately see off the Wike rogue regime. There is no doubt at all that God will complete what he has started by getting the so-called election of Governor Nyesom Wike finally dumped into the abyss of history very soon”.
Rotimi Amaechi who is now the minister of transportation had earlier accused his successor, Wike, of witch-hunting him.
Amaechi who was facing a probe by the Wike administration was finally confirmed as a minister on October 29, after a dramatic two weeks in the Nigerian Senate.
During his confirmation, PDP Senators staged a dramatic walkout from the Senate chambers to register their protest.