- Governor Nyesom Wike has vowed to fight the EFCC with everything within the law
- The governor accused the EFCC of disrespecting the rule of law
- He added that his government cannot be cowed by what he described as the antics of the EFCC
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers of state has vowed to fight what he desribed as the illegal actions of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The governor said this after the anti-graft agency declared four of his officials wanted for alleged fraud.
The governor said he would counter the anti-graft agency with everything within the law and accused the EFCC of breaking the rule of law, Channels TV reports.
In a statement on Thursday, September 13, signed by the special assistant to the Rivers atate governor on electronic media, Simeon Nwakaudu, Wike said he cannot distract us by their political gimmicks and acts of illegality of the opposition party, APC, and the antigraft agency, EFCC.
He said: “The EFCC can go ahead to declare the Rivers state governor wanted, but it must realise that nobody in the state will be intimidated by their display of impunity and disrespect for the rule of law.
“We cannot be cowed by the antics of the EFCC. The Rivers state government remains resolute that it will fight the illegal actions of the EFCC within the ambit of the law.
“They cannot distract us by their political gimmicks and acts of illegality. We are focused on the rule of law and we shall fight this reign of impunity within the ambits of the constitution."
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) declared four officials of the Rivers state government wanted for alleged criminal conspiracy, laundering and misappropriation of N117 billion public fund and abuse of office.
The anti-graft agency on Wednesday, September 12, shared the pictures and names of the wanted Rivers state officials on its Facebook page.
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