Barely 72 hours after being sworn-in as accidental care-taker governor of Rivers State, Barr. Nyesom Wike has accepted to bankroll the activities of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] in the new dispensation with the lean resources of Rivers State.
To chart the way on his new mission, he obtained a loan on behalf of the state government running into hundreds of millions of Naira out of which he used a lion share of it to bribe PDP hierarchy to move the party's retreat which was originally billed for Akwa Ibom State to now hold in Rivers State just to shore up his fledgling and battered image as a stand-in governor.
It is clear that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has concluded plans to fritter away the meagre resources of Rivers state as the party has decided to relocate its headquarters from Abuja to Port Harcourt.
During the retreat held by the chequered and fractured leadership of the party which took place in the state capital barely 72 hours after Chief Nyesom Wike was sworn-in as the Governor, the outgoing Senate President, David Mark had declared that the state has now become the headquarters of the opposition with the governor as the face of opposition.
We are not in doubt as to why Gov. Wike whose mandate is to be decided by the courts decided to host the parley for the party which lost favour with Nigerians after 16 years of dismal performance.
The governor who in the past accused his former boss and predecessor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi of using state funds to sponsor the APC has within 3 days of being in office, displayed his penchant for wasting government money at any given opportunity.
The reason for the choice of Rivers state as the PDP operational headquarters only goes to show that the treasury of the state has again been hijacked by the same cabal who have regrouped to continue with their old business of milking the state dry.
The APC would like to ask Rivers people whose right to choose a credible governor as well as representatives were brazenly trampled upon during the last general elections, to rise up immediately to the occasion to stop this impunity.
With the relocation of the PDP from Abuja to Rivers state, it is now clear to the PDP that Nigerians have rejected them after 16 years of power and the resulting economic mishap which our nation is faced with at the moment.
State Publicity Secretary