Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State is obviously in enmity with the Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu for freezing the accounts of Benue and Akwa Ibom States, and has called on the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo to fire him.
Governor Wike made the censure in an interview with newsmen at the Government House, Port Harcourt.
He depicted freezing of the accounts of the two states as an “overthrow” of government and more grave than the invasion of the National Assembly by the sacked Director General of DSS.
He described as unconstitutional, the freezing of the accounts of the two states and believes it’s tantamount to the closure of the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary of the two states.
According to Wike, “I am calling for the sack of the Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu for overthrowing a tier of government. The mere fact that the two accounts have been re-opened does not mean that a crime was not committed.
“When you freeze the account of the State Government, you have overthrown that government. Without funds, a state cannot function. This means the shutdown of government business at Executive, Legislature and Judiciary in the affected states.
“The Chairman of that Agency overthrew the Governments of Benue and Akwa Ibom States. Remember that this country is a Federation consisting of federating Units. As a federal system, we have three tiers of Government. These tiers of Government share the funds that accrue to the Federation monthly.
“It disheartens some of us to see the inconsistency of this government. This particular agency thrives on impunity. It disobeys court orders at will and engages on reckless anti-democratic actions.
“This impunity must stop”.