Paul Obiajunwo, PortHarcourt
The Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), has condemned the forceful retirement of 14 Permanent Secretaries in the Rivers state Civil Service by Governor Nyesom Wike.
The party described the act as Governor Wike’s way of punishing those he perceived to have worked for Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi’s administration or sympathetic to the APC.
APC, made this statement yesterday through its states Publicity Secretary, Mr. Chris Finebone, in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
The party, however said Nyesom Wike decided to punish them for doing their legitimate duties as civil servants, instead of acknowledging and rewarding them.
The statement also described the shutting down of the Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA) as a mean decision taken by the governor.
“Instead of the governor tasking his intellect for once to find an acceptable solution to the matter or doing the very basic thing of paying the seven months salaries owed the RSSDA workers from the numerous bank loans he has collected, he rather chose the primitive option of closing down the agency.
“The APC condemns these wicked decisions by Wike and urge those directly affected to remain strong and prayerful as God will ultimately see off Wike’s rogue regime. There is no doubt that God will complete what he has started by getting the so-called election of Governor Nyesom Wike finally dumped into the abyss of history very soon.”