“Mrs Jonathan and I worked for Wike’s emergence as governor, now we get insults” – Secondus

A former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, on Saturday, revealed that he and Nigeria’s former First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan, worked for the emergence of Nyesom Wike as Rivers state governor.

Wike was the governor of the oil-rich state from May 2015 to May 2023 before he was appointed the Federal Capital Territory minister by President Bola Tinubu.

Secondus attributed the lingering political crisis in Rivers State to the FCT Minister’s pursuit of selfish interest.

Secondus, who spoke to journalists in Abuja, said the FCT Minister was the brain behind Governor Siminalaye Fubura’s political troubles.

He alleged that the former governor brought misery, grief, and anguish into the state, stressing that the Minister has failed to attract any federal project to Rivers.

According to Secondus, Fubara fell out with his estranged godfather when he (Fubara) decided to prevent the looting of the state.

He explained that the political crisis currently rocking the state was orchestrated by those who demand unfettered access to the state’s finances, a demand he said the governor refused to accept.

Secondus said, “Wike has been Governor for eight years and is now Minister of the FCT.

“As Minister, what has he, Wike, attracted in terms of Federal projects to our dear State since he assumed office?

“Perhaps misery, grief, and anguish. As governor, he supervised the exit of investors from the state due to his draconian policies.

“He had on an occasion mentioned that he is capable of causing a crisis and he is not far from the truth, as he is causing an unfathomable crisis in Rivers State.

“Mrs Patience Jonathan and I worked for his emergence as governor, have we ever breathed down his neck? Instead, what we get is disrespect and insults.

“I call on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to prevail on the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike to stop overheating the Rivers State political atmosphere and allow Fubara to work. Whatever Wike thinks he is, it must be stressed that Rivers people made him.”

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