The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC has called on the Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike to declare his assets with the Code of Conduct Bureau [CCB] and make such a declaration public as has been done by the President and Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari and Prof. Yemi Osinbajo respectively.
The call was made yesterday in a press release by the Chairman of the APC in Rivers State, Chief [Dr.] Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, JP.
In the release, Chief Ikanya stated that public perception of Chief Wike as an extremely corrupt individual not fit to govern Rivers State can only be given a second thought if he borrowed a leaf from the present President and Vice President of Nigeria who have declared their assets and will have same published after verification.
However, Chief Ibiamu stated that he was very doubtful if Chief Wike would declare his assets as that will spell doom for him, anchoring his fear on the fact that Wike’s massive properties and assets littering the state and beyond cannot be justified by the governor who has spent his short public life as a local government Chairman, Chief of Staff and Minister.
“I am very doubtful how Wike can justify his stupendous wealth in a few years of public life.” Chief Ikanya stated.
The APC Chairman concluded: “This is a challenge that the APC is throwing at Barr. Nyesom Wike; let him pick the courage and publicly declare his assets or forever bury his head in the shame that all that we are hearing about him is correct.”