Ex-NIMASA DG, Dakuku Peterside, raises alarm over Rivers’ descent into anarchy

Ex-NIMASA DG, Dakuku Peterside, raises alarm over Rivers’ descent into anarchy

Dakuku Peterside
Dakuku Peterside, the speedy previous Director-Normal of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Security Company (NIMASA)

The each day assaults on political leaders in Rivers State have attracted condemnation from high political thinkers and kingpins.

Certainly one of them, the 2015 governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) within the state, Dakuku Peterside, has condemned what he described as rising violent assaults on politicians within the state, particularly these perceived to be against Governor Nyesom Wike.

Talking in Port Harcourt shortly on arrival from Abuja, Peterside expressed fear on the audacity of these finishing up the assaults with none type of condemnation from Governor Wike who swore on oath to guard lives and property within the state.

He listed a number of situations the place Rivers individuals have been attacked, harassed, harmed and their residences bombed by Improvised Explosive Gadgets (IEDs) with out a whimper of reservations from the state authorities.

The speedy previous director normal of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Security Company (NIMASA) alleged that “tears, sorrows and blood” have been the hallmark of actions trailing the political lifetime of the governor, who he says relishes in crude politics over concepts and decency.

In response to him, “On Thursday, Feb twenty third, explosives had been denoted on the Etche residence of Charles Anyanwu, the APC candidate for Home of Meeting. Early this morning (Friday), the homes of Glory Emeh and Tamunosisi Gogo Jaja respectively, each of them pro-Atiku PDP politicians, had been dynamited. Gabriel Pidomson, one other pro-Atiku PDP politician was additionally harassed by thugs suspected to be loyal to Wike.

“Chinyere Igwe, serving member of the Home of Representatives, was additionally attacked this morning and cash in his custody seized.

“Identical yesterday, outstanding Labour Get together leaders in Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Native Authorities areas had been harassed and intimidated. Many of the assaults on Labour Get together leaders had been by identified native authorities functionaries who operated with out let.”

The APC stalwart reminded Gov Wike that “There’ll at all times be his day within the court docket of Rivers’ individuals,” the place he could be made to reply for all of the atrocities that occurred throughout his time period as governor of Rivers state.

“Our forefathers had a dream of an important state the place concepts, decency, liberty and trade could be the benchmark of political engagements however we now have been unlucky with the current governor, who’s something however accountable and sleek.

“It’s a disgrace that we now have such a state of affairs the place a sitting governor would declare his fellow Rivers individuals enemies of the state and even go forward to threaten them of dire penalties, therefore no surprises of what’s being performed out at present.

He went on to say: “One factor is for positive, a day of reckoning will come for Wike and his cohorts. No quantity of injustice meted on Rivers individuals will go unpunished, the governor might be made to reply for all the costs when the time comes.”

He known as on Rivers individuals to not be cowed or really feel dejected by the machinations of evil individuals, saying the state belongs to all of the individuals and nobody man was extra Rivers than another. “We will resist this harmful development and God being on our facet, we will conquer.”

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