Mike Odiegwu, Port Harcourt
The speedy previous Director-Basic of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Security Company (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has condemned in sturdy phrases the demolition of two lodges in Rivers State by Governor Nyesom Wike over alleged violation of an Government Order.
Peterside stated Wike had to this point developed right into a full-blown dictator, insisting that the newest motion of the governor was “depraved, insensitive, irresponsible and illegal.”
He stated Wike left nobody unsure about his lack of concrete pursuit of how you can combat coronavirus with stable insurance policies and programmes, accusing him of resorting to brute pressure, a present of power and muscle-flexing with imaginary enemies.
He stated: “Final week, Governor Wike made two broadcasts the place Rivers folks anticipated him to put out well-determined plans of how to make sure mass testing following the inauguration of molecular laboratories in UPTH and RSUTH with achievable timelines, whereas additionally strengthening different areas.
“Nonetheless, no such factor was heard from the governor however threats upon threats as to how he would dethrone conventional rulers, how he’ll sack native authorities chairmen, how he’ll summarily arrest violators of the manager order and punish them, how he’ll public sale their automobiles, amongst different threats. Governor Wike isn’t a regulation unto himself and can’t be the regulation.
“For good measure, the governor rounded up by saying he would demolish buildings or lodges discovered wanting in implementing his orders with out recourse to the due technique of regulation and pure justice that confers the appropriate of truthful listening to on the accused.
“Wike’s utterances don’t counsel that he’s preventing the coronavirus pandemic alone. His actions counsel that there’s greater than what he’s telling Rivers folks. He has grow to be a dictator whose phrases should be obeyed or be damned”.
Peterside defined the fascist perspective of Wike was able to resulting in the breakdown of regulation and order, as individuals, who bore the crude technique of the governor and their households may resort to mass protest, able to exposing the state additional.
He stated: “This crude technique of governance and regulation enforcement is out of date, counterproductive and can put Rivers State and her folks in unhealthy gentle earlier than the right-thinking members of society.
“Whereas all of us assist the governor to make sure that the state is free from coronavirus, his transformation right into a dictator and a god that should be worshipped will probably be challenged by all well-meaning Rivers folks and Nigerians on the acceptable time.
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“Governor Wike should change from this harmful path and comply with that of accountable management that has a human face and never one that can flip him to a demi-god that should be supplied sacrifices to assuage his anger, vengeance and greed,” he summed up.”