The Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ebonyi State Chapter, Chief Stanley Okoroemegha on Tuesday said Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike’s approach to politics is prone to violence.
Okoroemegha who was obviously reacting to Wike’s verbal attacks on Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state noted that a second term Governor should not for any reason bear the semblance of someone at war with himself.
According to him, a mature politician could achieve his mission without causing unnecessary friction within the polity.
Governor Umahi had shortly after meeting with President Buhari in Abuja last week, prayed that God should give the nation another kind-hearted president like President Buhari in 2023.
Wike had in his reaction lambasted Umahi, saying his prayer was a bad one for the nation.
He said it was wrong for Umahi to wish the nation another President like Buhari whom he claimed has failed the nation in all ramifications.
But Chief Emegha described the Rivers Governor as roundly unfit to occupy any public office in Nigeria especially the exalted office of a state Governor.
He traced Wike’s anger to Governor Umahi’s defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He said “why has Governor Wike’s focus shifted from the governance challenges in Rivers State to the performing Governor of Ebonyi state? Why has Wike become Governor Umahi’s number one critic? His headache is that Governor Umahi left the PDP for the APC. That well calculated political move of Governor Umahi has caused a continuous mass exodus in his dying party.
“Since last year that Governor Umahi left the PDP for the APC Governor Wike has lost focus and direction.
“Rivers State is unfortunate to have such a visionless man like Wike at this critical time as their Governor. How can the defection of one man so unsettled a state Governor such that he has lost direction? Wike should know that no amount of cries and lamentation will bring Umahi back to PDP. He should accept this reality and stop embarrassing the people of Rivers State”
He stated that his public utterances and carriage since he became Rivers State Governor were unbecoming of someone who is holding a public office.
He urged the Rivers Governor to refrain from taking intoxicating substances, saying it was becoming too evident in his utterances and actions.
In a press statement in Abakaliki, Emegha who is also a Consultant to Ebonyi State Government on Internal Security wondered why Wike has shifted his focus from the governance challenges in Rivers State to attacking Governor Umahi at every opportunity.