Governor Wike Shuts Down APC Establishment In Port Harcourt
The Executive Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has flexed his executive power and shut down a hotel where bigwigs from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State usually gather to meet.
The Governor revoked the Certificate of Occupancy given to Novotel hotel, citing that it was an establishment used for electoral fraud and other electoral malpractices.
Wike said, “We cannot allow hotels to be used for unwholesome activities. The Special Adviser on Lands has been directed to revoke the Certificate of Occupancy of Novotel. Any business that is used to affect the security of Rivers State will face the music.
“Nobody will allow rigging in 2019. In 2019, it is one man, one vote. I appeal to APC to allow internal democracy to take place.”.
The Governor recently lambasted the state leadership of the APC for frustrating the inauguration of key projects in the state by the acting president, Yemi Osinbajo. He said the sabotage was carried out in conjunction with the Transportation minister, Rotimi Amaechi.
In a related development, the Anglican Bishop of Otukpo Diocese, Rt. Rev. David Bello, extolled the leadership of the Rivers State Government.
He said: “Everyday in the news, Governor Wike is seen working for the people of Rivers State. He is doing projects, despite the economic downturn. I wonder where he is getting money while his colleagues are giving excuses.
“I want to charge the governor to remain focused and not be distracted by unfounded criticisms. The governor should not respond to every unfounded criticism because detractors disturb only those who are working”.