The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has mocked Governor Nyesom Wike for allegedly going into panic mode as his tenure comes to an end.
In a statement to newsmen, the Rivers APC spokesperson, Senibo Chris Finebone berated Wike for conducting what he described as hollow and rambling state broadcast on Sunday.
He stated that the APC is not surprised over the governors panic mode after failing to secure the Presidential and later Vice Presidential tickets of his party in order to cover up his alleged financial and other atrocities committed over the past 10 years as Minister of Education and governor.
The Rivers State APC spokesman also accused Wike of offering to work for the Presidential Candidate of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in exchange for a safe landing and protection after the 2023 general election.
The statement reads: “As Wike presses on with courting the APC to secure protection after the 2023 general elections, a close ally of the APC Presidential Candidate, Gov Sanwo-Olu of Lagos and other APC stalwarts will be in Rivers State this week to either commission projects undertaken by Gov. Wike or flag off others.
“However, it did not take long for any discerning mind to know that the 19-paragraph broadcast by Gov. Wike is only a knee jerk reaction by the governor to fight back his fear for his own shadow. This is not the first time the governor has resorted to crude and primitive methods to intimidate and subdue his political opponents if his threat to demolish hotels and leisure places where politicians hold their meetings is anything to go by, having done so during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The APC is not surprised at the threat by Gov. Wike. His house (PDP) is crumbling fast right in his face. For obvious reasons, his main men of yesterday have turned political foes today. His entourage has seen faces change over and over again of late. We know his threat is essentially directed at his henchmen who have taken their destinies in their own hands and rebelling against the local potentate. Across the State these men have pitched their tent with Wike’s tormentor-in-chief, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
“The APC in Rivers State has news for Gov. Wike. He is not in any position to demolish the hotel, leisure places or any property of any APC member in Rivers State under any guise whatsoever. This message should sink in adequately. It is absolutely the choice of his party members to let him repeat his jungle justice on them as the world witnessed during the last pandemic high noon. The anarchy Wike will bring upon himself should he attempt it against any APC member will assume the dimension of an apocalypse of immense proportions. We hope the governor takes this warning seriously.
“We want the governor to realize that his time is fast winding up. He should accept this fact and not exacerbate his fate as power and immunity depart from him in a matter of months.”