The Pan Niger Delta Forum’s convener, Edwin Clark, has criticized Federal Capital Territory Minister Nyesom Wike amid the political unrest in Rivers State. Despite his own political climb with the backing of individuals such as Peter Odili and former President Goodluck Jonathan, Wike was accused by Clark of trying to undermine Governor Siminalayi Fubara. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>
In an interview with Arise TV, Clark disclosed Wike’s modest origins, saying that prior to Odili appointing him as the head of the local government council, the Minister was picking up rent from parking lots. Later, he was elected governor thanks to Patience, Jonathan’s wife, according to Daily Trust.
The elder statesman stated, “In 2015, who put Wike there? Who sponsored him to become governor of Rivers state? He should ask himself whether he was sponsored by people or he just came like that. Who was he? He was just a lawyer in Port Harcourt and he was collecting rent from motor parks before Peter Odili made him the chairman of a local government council.”
Clark questioned Wike’s political allegiance, pointing out his involvement with both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). He emphasized the role of Jonathan and his wife in imposing Wike on the people of Rivers State, despite opposition from the public. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>