The Eastern Consultative Assembly (ECA) has described the Federal Government’s refusal to grant financial aids to the Rivers State government to support its efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus as further proof of its disdain for Governor Wike.
In a statement signed by its secretary, Elliot Ugochukwu-Uko, ECA alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government had not hidden its “dislike and disdain for Wike and his God-given abilities to aggressively improve the lives of his people.”
The group wondered why some Nigerians were criticising the governor for ordering the demolition of two hotels in the state over alleged violation of the COVID-19 lockdown directive, saying the action was in the overall interest of the people. “Wike understands that the enemy will gleefully watch him roast and sink if the virus descends on Rivers. He knows they will not rush with aid as they did with Ganduje in Kano or give him N10 billion like they gave Sanwo-Olu. They replace his police commissioners like you change shirt. They deny him his dues because they can’t defeat him at the polls. He knows they will only be too glad to watch him cry. So, when he frantically protects Rivers, it’s because he knows he is on his own. All the measures he has put in place so far are working well. Yet some people keep him busy every night by trying to smuggle people into Rivers through trailers.
When everybody starts attacking Wike, we his admirers are forced to say enough. We know people who wish they had a governor like Wike.
“Wike is no angel or saint but we remain proud of his strides. He clearly raised the bar in governance; those shining at Wike’s expense over the demolition of the hotels should remember that Wike remains the star of this dispensation. He is doing all he can to protect his people.”