The Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, says it
views the compulsory retirement of 14 Permanent Secretaries in the Civil
Service of the Rivers State Government by Gov.
Nyesom Wike “as an act
conceived and executed in bad faith to punish people, relations or
spouses of those perceived to have worked for the Rt. Hon. Chibuike
Rotimi Amaechi administration or sympathetic to the APC.”
in a statement issued on Saturday by Chris Finebone, its State Publicity
Secretary, said it “considers the sudden retirement of these exemplary
senior civil servants as a vindictive act by Governor Nyesom Wike.
Whereas these individuals toiled to keep the civil service of the State,
which is the engine room of government, working for the good of the
people, Nyesom Wike has decided to punish them for doing their
legitimate duties as civil servants. Instead of acknowledging and
rewarding them with recognition, the vengeful governor decided to
summarily send them away on compulsory retirement just to exact needless
pound of flesh.
“The APC similarly notes that Gov. Wike has
formally shut down the Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency
[RSSDA]. 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 and had the shameless audacity to
formally announce the mean decision yesterday.
“The APC condemns these wicked decisions by Wike and urge those directly
affected to remain strong and prayerful as God will ultimately see off
the Wike rogue regime. There is no doubt at all 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.”