Gov. Wike’s presidential ambition suffers setback
…For swearing with thunder against the Ijaw Ethnic Group
Isaac Ombe, Yenagoa
Governor Nyesom Wike’s presidential ambition suffers a setback following what was regarded as his unguided statement against the Ijaw ethnic group.
Its umbrella body, the Ijaw National Congress (INC) has, therefore, vowed not to support the presidential ambition of the governor as it ordered Ijaws in the Niger Delta to back off from his ambition.
In a strong worded statement from the IMC and signed by its member, Elder Christopher Abarowe, it further called on all politicians of Ijaw extraction who had earlier declared support for Governor Wike’s ambition to withdraw with immediate effect until he tenders an unreserved apology to the Ijaw ethnic group, including the INC and the IYC.
The statement by Abarowei further noted that the Office of the Governor of a state and President is supposed to be occupied by persons who are considered by those who voted them into office in the first place as been among the best in terms of their ability to manage success.
The statement noted in part, “There is a popular saying that ‘you know a person better when you give him power’.
“Governor Nyesom Wike has disappointed those who helped him to be Governor as he has turned himself into a complete public nuisance with the way and manner he quickly insults people at the least provocation.
“This drift into uncivilised and uncouth adventure by a state governor is in our opinion unacceptable, undeserving and outrightly condemnable.
“The recent outburst in a church of all places by Governor WIKE against the Ijaw National Congress (INC) and the Ijaw Youth Congress (IYC) is a clear case of a man whose mental state has to be interrogated.”
“It is highly unacceptable for a man occupying the most exalted position of Governor of Rivers State to use derogatory words like “THUNDER FIRE YOU” in a church that is supposed to be inhabited by decent people and respected workers in the Lord’s vineyard.
“This is a clear indication that the Governor lacks the moral compass to manage a state not to talk of his delusional attempt to occupy the most exalted position in Nigeria.
“How will he feel to ask for the votes of delegates of Ijaw extraction from Delta, Edo, Rivers and Delta states who he wants thunder to fire?
“Governor Wike should better still allow his aides to do what he is shamelessly doing now as the job of an attack dog does not in anyæ0way fit into the job description of a state governor.
“We wonder how comfortable this Governor is with him having issues with almost everything around him except his over bloated ego.
“There is a popular rule in boxing that requires a boxer with the longer reach and height to come down to the level of a shorter opponent to hit his target.
“In the process, the shorter man has an advantage to hit the face of the taller opponent with ease. Wike should be knowledgeable enough to know that using gutter languages will force weaker opponents to dive into the gutters with him.
“No governor of Ijaw extraction has ever insulted the Ikwerres the way Wike has throw caution to the wind and insult Ijaws at random and we want him to come down from his high horse and build some moral decency and desist forthwith from insulting Ijaw people as his becoming a governor today is a function of some Ijaw persons lifting him head, legs and hands.
“His fellow Ikwerre brother, Rotimi Amaechi would have crushed him without the support of the Ijaws,” the statement said.
“It will be insulting to ask Wike to render an apology to the leadership of INC and IYC as we see moral bankruptcy written all over Wike but he should know his stay as Governor with all the advantages working for him has a term which is eight years at most which comes to an end just a year away while the Ijaw Nation is term less.”