APC chieftain, Eze Chukwuemeka Eze has raised concerns and called for action regarding the confirmation of former Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike as a minister.
Eze has urged President Bola Tinubu and the Senate to consider the European Union’s observations on the 2023 general election in Rivers State and reconsider Wike’s ministerial appointment.
In a statement issued to LEADERSHIP in Port Harcourt, Eze expressed disappointment in the decision to confirm Wike as a minister despite alleged reports and opinions suggesting his lack of qualification for such a position in today’s Nigeria.
He specifically pointed out security checks conducted by the Department of State Services (DSS) that reportedly revealed damaging information about Wike.
Eze highlighted the European Union’s Election Observatory report for the 2023 election, which reportedly criticized Wike for disregarding laws and demonstrating a lack of respect for regulations.
The report also accused him of engaging in actions that brought about an embarrassing electoral situation, tarnishing Nigeria’s international standing.
Furthermore, Eze claimed that during Wike’s eight-year tenure as governor, he failed to attract foreign investments or financial inflows to the state, relying solely on federal allocations from Abuja.
The APC chieftain said:
“The European Union(EU) Election Observatory report for the 2023 election singled-out the former Governor for indictment over his deliberate disrespect and flagrant disobedience to extant laws coupled with his uncouth desperation and crude engagements which clearly ridiculed the Nigeria’s global reputation and earned the country an electoral embarrassment.
“Such imposition at a time the country is struggling to redeem her electorally battered image and reclaim credibility within the international community is to say the least, ridiculous”.
“Under Wike’s eight-year administration as governor, he could not attract any foreign inflow; not one all through his administration which solely depended on federal allocations from Abuja”.