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Ex-nPDP Spokesperson, Eze reveals why Wike will not want to return as Rivers’ Governor

Ex-nPDP Spokesperson, Eze reveals why Wike will not want to return as Rivers’ Governor

A former Spokesperson of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party, nPDP, Chief Chukwuemeka Eze, has said that Dakuku Peterside did not lose the 2015 governorship election in Rivers State to Governor Nyesom Wike but was sabotaged by chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

He also stated that Governor Wike was plotting to be running mate to PDP presidential flag-bearer in 2019 in order to escape gubernatorial defeat.

Eze described the election of Wike in 2015 as a sham, charade, tragic and unfortunate.

Eze, who is a chieftain of the APC, and was an ally to Governor Wike when the latter served as Chief of Staff to former Governor Chibuike Amaechi, stated that had there been no internal sabotage, APC would not have lost the 2015 election to the PDP.

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According to him, the sabotage was contrived to pave way for Senator Magnus Abe to contest the 2019 gubernatorial election using the platform of APC.

Eze, in a statement he personally signd and made available to reporters in Port Harcourt, on Monday, maintained that not minding that Wike used security agencies and militants during the 2015 general elections to intimidate the electorates and the opposition political parties as well as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to influence the outcome of the election to his favour, argued that had Senator Magnus Abe, Senator Wilson Ake, Chief Allwell Onyesoh, Elder Chidi Wihioka, Hon. Barry Mpigi, Chief Tony Okocha, whom he described as “great party stalwarts and Commanders at their various political enclaves”, and others not named, had played their parts to support the party and march Wike with all his tricks, Governor Wike would have by now be “singing a different song in the politics of Rivers State”.

He reiterated that if not for the internal sabotage against Dr. Dakuku Peterside, who was the gubernatorial candidate of APC during the 2015 general elections, there was “no way a candidate like Wike would have defeated a shining star of Rivers State politics like Peterside in a free and fair election as the difference between the two great sons of Rivers State is very glaring and outstanding.”

” Not minding that Wike is a deadly political strategist and tactician, but to defeat one of the most educated and highly performing politicians like Peterside who has distinguished himself during his days as the most audacious Commissioner of Works Rivers State ever had and a member of the seventh National Assembly where he made the difference as the Chairman of the Committee on Petroleum Resources, Downstream of the Federal House of Representatives is unthinkable and unimaginable.

It is simply unimaginable for Wike to defeat a person like Dr Peterside who has within less than two years made the Maritime Industry in Nigeria the most outstanding in Africa and becoming the first Nigerian to head the Maritime Industry in Africa” Chief Eze emphasised.

Chief Eze argued that with Wike no longer calling the shots for security agencies, militants and INEC, his chances of winning the 2019 governorship election in Rivers State are zero if he dares to contest.

“Apart from being disposed off his normal rigging instruments, the politics of Upland and Riverine dichotomy in Rivers State is another factor that will work against him. This abused factor by enemies of the unity of Rivers State will surely determine who wins the 2019 gubernatorial election in Rivers State come 2019”, Eze stated.

The reason, he said, is because other ethnic groups in the state, can no longer tolerate the domination of governance in the state by the Ikwerre ethnic group. Eze noted that there is anger across Rivers State that while other ethnic groups had yet to test the governor’s seat, Ikwerre would have held the office for consecutive 16 years should Wike be allowed to do another four years.

“It is also on record that since the advancement of democracy from 1999 till date, nobody from the riverine area of the state had been elected as a governor despite the area’s enormous economic contributions to the state coffers.”

In strengthening his argument for a governor of riverine extraction, Eze explained that the upland section of the state has occupied the governorship seat of the State since 1999 till date. He named Dr. Peter Odili, who governed from 1999 to 2007, being 8 years, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi from 2007 to 2015, another 8 years, and current holder, Wike, 2015 to 2019, being 4 years.

“The total comes to 20 years of unbroken grip on the office by the upland area. It will be the greatest wickedness and injustice against the riverine area should any of the political parties fields a candidate from the upland against the riverine area of the state again come 2019.”

He emphasised that it is to avoid a shameful defeat, should he contest the governorship in 2019, that Wike is lobbying to be selected by PDP to be chosen as the presidential running mate to the party’s presidential flag-bearer come 2019.

Eze further argued that the upland and riverine dichotomy does not favour Senator Abe either for 2019 and advised him to rather work for the emergence of a governorship candidate from the riverine area. “Except PDP would decide to adopt him as its governorship candidate to at least appreciate his efforts in working to weaken APC in Rivers State, let him rest his ambition for justice and equity which he preaches.”

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