Resignation of Rivers Commissioners, indication of Wike’s looting of state resources-G-60 lawmakers

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By Bayo Davids

The mass resignation of commissioners handpicked by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike to serve in the Rivers State Government of Siminalayi Fubara, is a demonstration that the former State Governor hijacked the resources of the oil-rich state, the G-60 lawmakers stated on Wednesday.

This is just as the lawmakers accused the FCT Minister of playing god in the affairs of the state, even though he served as Governor without anyone breathing down his neck.

The Rivers State Commissioners for Education and Housing, Professor Chinedu Mmon and Gift Worlu, on Wednesday resigned from Governor Siminalayi Fubara’s cabinet, citing toxicity for their actions.

Both Mmon and Worlu are loyalists of Wike, and they are now the fourth reappointed Commissioners to tender their resignation.

Before now, the former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Professor Zacchaeus Adangor, and former Commissioner for Finance, Isaac Kamalu, resigned their appointments a few weeks ago.

The G60 lawmakers in a statement by its spokesperson, Hon. Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere stated that Wike’s fight is about desperation to maintain and hold on to public purse and organs of government and not about good governance.

The lawmakers described loyalists of the FCT Minister as delusional minnows who are lying about resigning from their current workspace which they falsely allegedly have become toxic.

They lambasted the minister, describing his betrayal and battle with his party as driven 100 percent by selfish interest.

They stressed that Wike wanted to treat Rivers State as a personal fieldom with delusions of grandeur and a ferocious sense of entitlement, but Fubara proved to him that he’s all about improving people’s lives, which is the real purpose of governance.

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The opposition lawmakers noted that since Wike lost the presidential primary of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP,  and subsequently lost out in the selection of running mate for the winner, Atiku Abubakar, he has been vindictive and hellbent on seeing the party messed up including associating with all questionable political characters just to survive against all the pretentious democratic grandstanding of his years of been in power.

Insisting that Wike’s plan would fail, the Ugochinyere-led group urged Gov Fubara to continue his good leadership in the state and ignore “Charlatans who lacks the moral capacity to even work with him,” adding that not because of Wike’s “Imposition of these characters, some of them are not qualified to be village union chairmen.”

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