Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, the former National Publicity Secretary of the now-defunct New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) and a prominent member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has suggested that President Bola Tinubu and FCT Minister Nyesom Wike’s political romance will eventually end.
Eze made these remarks public in a statement released to the press on Monday in Port Harcourt, the state capital of Rivers State.
According to him, there is no denying that the immorality of the two is at the core of their political union.
He claims that their partnership seriously warps political liberalism’s commitment to morality.
The party leader said that qualified and deserving members of the Rivers APC had put in time and resources to quell hydra-headed intra-party rivalry and instill stability in the face of very stiff and ambitious opposition, but that those efforts had been rewarded with the appointments of undeserving persons from Rivers State to ministries and boards.
Concerns about infidelity and other unsavoury behaviors among political participants have been growing, he said, because the President’s acts plainly provide credibility to the building trend of political harlotry.
He lamented that those in PDP and avowed enemies of the progressive family in Rivers State are being empowered by Tinubu, the leader of an APC-led Federal Government, while those who sacrificed their lives to set up APC in Rivers State are being silenced.
Former Rivers State governor Nyesom Wike “fought tirelessly to frustrate the All Progressives Congress” (APC), with the result that some party members lost their lives. “Today, the same character who derided and even insulted Tinubu has been rewarded and appointed a Minister by an APC-led Federal Government,” Eze said.
He claimed that Wike had appointed Frank Owhor (North East Development Commission), Boma IIyaye (Director of Finance and Administration), and Chief Tony Okocha (Board Member, Niger Delta Development Commission), none of whom were members of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Eze hoped that honest APC members would support each other to prevent the plan to destroy the party in Rivers State from succeeding.
According to the APC leader, Tinubu’s “romance” with Wike will not last till the year 2024.
The strength of Wike’s relationship with Tinubu, that he will not stab him in the back, is called into question if he can turn against Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, his benefactor who appointed him his chief of staff when he was governor of Rivers State and afterwards nominated him minister.
Tinubu should wait and see what occurs by 2024 if he can get rid of Senator Magnus Abe, whom he utilized like a misguided leader to cut short the fortunes of the Rivers State APC.
“What he did to Atiku, whom he once described as the leader of leaders, is still a matter of discourse in some high places in this country and abroad,” he said.