By; PRECIOUS IBINABO DAVIDS, Port Harcourt
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Prince Tonye Princewill has expressed dismay over the recent gift of 16 Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) to representatives of the state in the National Assembly by Governor Nyesom Wike, describing the act as “unbridled insensitivity.”
Mr. Princewill in a statement made available to journalists on Tuesday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State said, “If Wike or his advisers truly appreciate the enormity of the suffering in Rivers State that youth, pensioners, widows and workers are going through, he would not have displayed his unbridled insensitivity on national news.”
He noted that, “Publicity stunts are his stock in trade, but I fear this one is a bridge too far. Those who know him know that he wanted to play politics under the guise of being the governor of all. If he truly wanted to show politics without bitterness, why did he not do same for members of the house of assembly where APC members are denied even their basic rights? Look at Azubike Wanjoku, the APC member of the house arbitrarily suspended yesterday without a hearing and you see the real vindictive nature of Wike’s PDP.”
“Billions can be better spent on the many not the few, especially now when the youth are crying for jobs, an end to insecurity and money to do small business. My prayer for Rivers people is whatever we did to deserve this kind of Governor, God should please please please forgive us” Princewill prayed.
“Having said that, it is moments like this, which remind Rivers people why he must improve or be removed. His time is fast running out. The clock is ticking,” Princewill declared.