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Ijaw National Congress Urges Governor Wike to Relinquish Political Structures

Last updated on November 3rd, 2023 at 04:50 pm

The Ijaw National Congress (INC) has issued a caution to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, regarding his assertions of ownership over political structures in Rivers State.

The INC emphasized that political structures should not be considered personal property, as power is transient. They stated that the political architecture should be handed over completely to the succeeding leader in command and authority, which in this case is the incumbent governor of the state.

The INC highlighted that the PDP structure established by Dr. Peter Odili and upheld by Celestine Omehia and Rotimi Amaechi was passed on to Mr. Wike. They stressed that this political tradition should continue, with the former governor properly relinquishing it to his successor. They noted that Mr. Wike served his two tenures peacefully, without interference from his major benefactors, the Ijaws.

The Ijaw group expressed concern that holding onto political structures and the incumbent governor would have adverse consequences for the state’s development in various aspects.

In a statement by the President of INC, Prof. Benjamin Ogele Okaba, the group voiced their unease over Mr. Wike’s reported comments regarding the crisis in Rivers State. They emphasized their support for Governor Siminalayi Fubara and noted that he has received commendations for his service to the state.

The INC acknowledged Mr. Wike’s role in appointing Governor Fubara and urged him to provide the necessary support and enabling environment for Governor Fubara to effectively govern the state.

The statement also addressed the recent position statement from the Rivers State PDP Elders Forum, expressing disagreement with their views.

Overall, the INC called for a collective effort towards the progress and prosperity of Rivers State.


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