Dakuku Says Governor Wike Is An Agent Of ‘Arrested Development’; We Will Vote Him Out Of Power Come 2019
Dr. Dakuku Peterside, the director-general of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has stated that Rivers state governor Nyesom Wike will be voted out of office by citizens of the state come 2019 general elections.
Dakuku speaking during the inauguration of Free Rivers Development Initiative at Bori, headquarters of Ogoniland, at the weekend claimed Wike’s administration had underdeveloped the 23 councils.
Meanwhile, reports gather that Wike earlier accused the former governor and current minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who was also at the Bori rally, Peterside and their allies of attempting to instigate crisis in the state.
In an online statement, Peterside said: ”I had the privilege of seeing the Rivers state government’s records last week. They claimed by their records that they had spent N450 billion executing projects in two years and 6 months. Even by their own records, they spent less than N50 million in Khana LGA (with Bori as headquarters) out of N450 billion. There is no other sign that he (Wike) hates us with passion. We are going to stop him in his tracks.
“You all know that I grew up here (Bori). You know my house in Court Road. You know my house at Kenule Street. You know my house at CPC Road.”
Speaking on Amaechi’s tenure as Rivers state governor, Dakuku said: ”Amaechi built schools in Ogoni, he built health centres in Ogoni, his mandate was that his successor would build the new town. Somehow in words we cannot explain, somebody (Wike) came. A man who is an agent of arrested development.
“Our leader (Amaechi) represents the vision of the legendary Ken Saro-Wiwa. I had the privilege of participating in all rallies of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) and I can tell you that what Wike and his cohorts are doing do not represent the spirit of Ogoni and they do not represent the spirit of the founding fathers of Rivers state. All Progressives Congress (APC) represents the vision of Saro-Wiwa. We represent the vision of our founding fathers.
“We have made a commitment to you as a party that we will represent accelerated development for Ogoni people and accelerated development for Khana people. All you need to do is to queue behind our leader (Amaechi) and from May 30, 2019, you will see accelerated development in Ogoni.”
In an earlier report, Nigeria news had reported that the former Rivers state governor and current transportation minister, Rotimi Amaechi reveals why he will never support Senator Abe’s governorship aspiration to become the state governor come 2019.