APC Chieftain Urges Tinubu, Senate To Reverse Wike’s Ministerial Confirmation

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has called on President Bola Tinubu and the Senate to respect the European Union (EU) observatory on the conduct of the 2023 general election in Rivers State and reverse the confirmation of former Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike as minister.

This is as he alleged that Wike’s nomination as minister and his subsequent screening and confirmation alongside 45 other nominees by the Senate was an affront on decency as facts on him do not qualify him as a character that merits such an office.

Eze, in a statement made available to LEADERSHIP in Port Harcourt yesterday, described as disappointing, the refusal of the President to pay heed to several reports and fact-filled opinions on the none qualification of the former governor to hold public office in today’s Nigeria, including security checks on him by the DSS which returned with damaging reports strong enough to earn him a place in the slammer.

The APC chieftain said: “The European Union(EU) Election Observatory report for the 2023 election singled-out the former Governor for indictment over his deliberate disrespect and flagrant disobedience to extant laws coupled with his uncouth desperation and crude engagements which clearly ridiculed the Nigeria’s global reputation and earned the country an electoral embarrassment.

“Such imposition at a time the country is struggling to redeem her electorally battered image and reclaim credibility within the international community is to say the least, ridiculous”.

Eze further alleged that under Wike’s eight-year administration as governor, he could not attract any foreign inflow; not one all through his administration which solely depended on federal allocations from Abuja.

He said: “It could be recalled with sadness the antecedents of Wike during his miserable  eight-year-reign as Governor could not attract any foreign inflow; not one all through his administration which solely depended on federal allocations from Abuja.

“The state recorded zero investment all through that period. He undermined all the basic areas that required attention to grow the state and only channeled energy to building 12 overhead bridges at very exorbitant costs and with great media fanfare; the biggest media show in the annals of history just to gain cheap popularity.

“What do you think of a man that bragged so much about overhead bridges as legacy projects in this era of technology? Aside those overhead bridges, he cannot point at anything as his achievement in office as Governor.

“The Mother and Child Hospital he built has been under lock and key many years after it was commissioned. That facility has not been able to diagnose a child of any ailment; what about the Peter Odili Cancer and Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Treatment Center? That place is being overtaken by grass. He scammed the state of so much money and I wonder what the EFCC is doing till this moment.”


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