We need to evaluate Wike’s mental state- Dakuku Peterside

Chidi Samuel || The Director General of NIMASA and former Governorship candidate of the All Peoples Congress for Rivers State, in the 2015 elections, Dakuku Peterside, has questioned the mental state of Governor Nyesom Wike following the Governors claim the over $43m recovered by the EFCC at an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos belongs to Rivers State government.

Peterside spoke to newsmen in Port Harcourt on Saturday in response to wike’s claim late Friday that the money were proceeds from the sale of the gas turbines built by Ex-Governor Peter Odilli and sold by the immediate past Governor Rotimi Amechi.

According to Dakuku who was the Rivers State Commissioner for Works when the turbines were sold, said the proceeds were paid into Rivers State Government account and challenged Wike to provide evidence to back up his claims.

Dakuku said, “Not too long ago, Wike apparently suffering from an overdose of self-delusion said he had awarded road projects in far away Benue state and had mobilised contractors to site.”

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“The same Wike has also accused the inspector-general of police of plotting to assassinate him through the new CP in Rivers state.

“We thought these were jokes taken too far. But the clownish governor has surprised himself with another tales by moonlight in trying to link his former boss and benefactor to the unclaimed money.

“I think we need to check the sanity and mental status of Governor Wike. Time and time again, he is bringing ridicule to the office he occupies and embarrassing the people of Rivers State who are known to be intelligent, responsible and decent in upbringing.”

“While Wike can never come near the record of Amaechi, the current governor is doing everything to reverse the unmatchable records of his predecessor,” he said.

“As of today, no one has seen copies of 2016 and 2017 budgets of Rivers state. Schools and health centres are shutting down with the school-age children out of school. Rivers children on scholarship abroad have been withdrawn. The same governor has wasted Rivers money to host two failed conventions of a sinking PDP. His party chairman has accused him of using $6m to influence judicial officers.

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“Wike has the unenviable record of governing a state having the most state-linked killings in Rivers history.

“It is people like Wike who have made Nigerians to call to question the issue of immunity in the constitution. He is taking immunity as shield to abuse the dignity of the office of Governor.

“The governor can still retrace his steps and follow the path of dignity, decorum and respect the office he occupies for he holds it in trust on behalf of Rivers people.”