INCRA Berates Governor Wike Over His Appointment Of Harold Koko As SSA, Protocol
…… Says the youths are mere spectators under Wike
The Inter Ethnic Network for Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, (INCRA) upbraids Governor Nyesom Wike over his appointment of Mr. Harold Augustus Koko as Senior Special Assistant on Protocol to the Governor.
This is coming 24hours after INCRA accused Governor Wike of running a cabal comprising of few old professional politicians who feed fat on the State resources at the expense of the ordinary people. Only those within this cabal are considered for empowerment.
Mr. Harold, before his new appointment has served as Nigeria’s Ambassador to Serbia between June 2012 and January 2016
and Minister/Head of Chancery/Administration and Political and Bilateral Desks, Embassy of Nigeria, Spain, between 2009 and 2012.
INCRA is appalled that Wike did not find any of the numerous youths who worked tirelessly for him during the 2015 general elections worthy of this appointment. Perchance, this is because Wike deals only with youths who are only useful to him as political thugs and cultists and do not have the requisite academic qualifications to man such position.
Wike has repeatedly demonstrated his aversion for the youths by failing to build capacity and engage them meaningfully, in so doing, he has inadvertently failed to invest in the future of Rivers State.
For Wike, the Youths are only suitable for prosecuting his elections as political thugs, menial revenue driving agents and taskforce for harassing poor traders in the streets. When it comes to meaningful and helpful engagements, he looks the other way. This explains why he recalled hundreds of Rivers Youths on foreign scholarship in their final year of study sponsored his predecessor, Chibuike Amaechi.
Obviously, Wike has learnt nothing from his former boss, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, who surrounded himself with youthful aides and appointees when he was governor. At a youthful age, well below 40, Wike was appointed Chief of Staff, Rivers State Government House by Chibuike Amaechi.
INCRA admonishes all Rivers youths to stand up and fight for their destiny and that of the State by working hard to ensure that the present Wike-led anti-youth government is booted out of the Brick House in 2019 and a youth friendly government installed.
Ubima, Rivers State,
May 31, 2017.