The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the Governing All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Yekini Nabena has stated that the Rivers state Governor – Ezenwo Nyesom Wike played a major role in killing Nigeria Governors Forum.
The came after the Rivers state Governor called the Nigeria Governors Forum a toothless bulldog while speaking on Monday at media parley that held at Government House, Port Harcourt.
Wike accused the APC-led Federal Government of destroying the NGF, alleging that the forum lost its strength immediately the ruling party came into power in 2015.
But responding to Wike’s comment, the APC deputy asked Nigerians to disregard Wike’s comment, saying the Governors Forum is well alive under civilised Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi
Nabena, in a brief chat with newsmen on Tuesday said Governor Wike is still living in the past when impunity was the order of the day, adding that the governor needs to wake up to the reality of a new era of justice, fairness and true democracy under the administration of the APC.
Nabena challenged the Rivers State Governor to open up on the major role he played when the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government introduced the “16 is greater than 19” political formula.
“Does Wike think Nigerians can forget in a hurry the major role he as a PDP minister played when the then Rivers State Governor, Amaechi scored 19 votes, but former Plateau State Governor, Jonah Jang who scored 16 votes was recognised as Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum?”
According to the APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary;
“Wike also needs to reminded on the major role he played as a foot soldier who engineered the banning of the then Bayelsa State Governor Timipre Sylva from participating in the PDP governorship primary election scheduled in 2011. If the Nigeria Governors’ Forum has been “killed” as Wike states, it is clear who the killer and grave digger is.”