- Director General of NIMASA, Dakuku Peterside has accused Governor Wike of Rivers state of wasting peoples’s lives in his bid to become the governor of the state
- Peterside claimed several lives and properties have been lost since Wike became the governor
- Peterside expressed deep reservations over the ‘unbecoming attitude’ of Governor Wike
The Director General of Nigerian Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dakuku Peterside has said the desperation of Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike to become governor at all cost has “led to loss of many lives and destruction of properties” in the state.
Peterside said since Wike assumed power, there has been wanton destruction of property and death of people including security operatives across the state.
He described Wike as an “embarrassment” to the interest of the people of the state.
Peterside said this while reacting to the dismissal of some police operatives by the Nigerian Police Force over their alleged involvement in the December rerun election in the state.
According to a statement by Dakuku, sent to Daily Post, the former governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said Wike was out to give the state a “bad name and rubbish the achievement of her founding fathers.”
Peterside expressed deep reservations over the “unbecoming attitude of Governor Wike,” stressing that he has “serially compromised security in the state and has been allegedly involved in several electoral malpractices.”
He called on Wike to, “do some soul searching and reconcile himself with what should truly represent his direction and motive for governing the state. He is virtually in the news for all the wrong reasons.”
The statement reads further: “What manner of a man is Wike, his desperation to become governor at all cost led to loss of many lives and destruction of properties. Since becoming governor, it has been bad news all the way. Many people, including security personnel have been murdered in different parts of the state. Now, policemen have been dismissed from service all because of the inordinate ambition of one man.
“How can the governor of a state force his way into INEC collation centre and under heavy intimidation, harassment and threat to life, force the returning officer to declare a winner when the results of Emohua and Etche local government areas have not been collated.
“He clearly had no business storming the collation centre with policemen and his thugs. He took his immunity to a ridiculous level, thus endangering the lives of people and career of security personnel.
“Here is a governor who cries at every given opportunity, yet he is the one compromising every known government institution to serve to selfish ambition. Never have we had a governor who is so unsure of himself and what he says.
“Not too long ago, he told Rivers people not to participate in the probe panel set up by Inspector General of police, but the same governor is now crying to police IG to reveal those behind the killing of two policemen during the rerun election. Same man who vowed not to fund security agencies in the state again is now the one saying he is ready to support them. How do you associate Rivers people with such a man who is not straightforward?”
Meanwhile, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has launched a scathing attack on the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), saying that he will make their 'already high' blood pressure even higher.
Wike who made this declaration on Saturday, January 7 after receiving some defectors from the party to the state's Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), noted that the people of Rivers will continue to stand by the six police officers dismissed by the police high command for reported misconduct during election in the state.