Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 general election in Rivers State, Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside, has advised Governor Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike to resign from office and join the ongoing recruitment of policemen by the Police Service Commission (PSC).
He said joining the Nigeria Police will afford the governor the opportunity of actualizing his dream of investigating, trying and jailing suspects involved in the alleged printing of fake election result sheets of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Peterside gave the advice in a statement issued in Port Harcourt yesterday, following fresh allegations by Wike against the Nigeria Police, where the governor is claiming that the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in-charge of Zone 6, was allegedly planning to bury the matter by asking that it be transferred to him.
The APC leader wondered how the state governor has suddenly turned to Commissioner of Police, complainant, prosecutor, judge and controller of prisons, who determines how a supposedly criminal matter should be dealt with.
He said, “Wike should be reminded that Rivers people and Nigerians are no fools to be treated to a circus show where a state governor is the complainant, arresting officer and prosecutor and wanting to assume the responsibility of police commissioner.
“He will do well to resign as governor and join the ongoing recruitment into police force. Enough is enough with the antics of an irresponsible governor. We have never had it so bad in the state.”
Peterside, who is also the director general of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), reminded Nigerians of the antics of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the build-up to the 2015 general elections, where the APC was accused of cloning voter’s cards and plotting to hack into INEC database, which eventually proved to be baseless.
He berated Wike for shopping for all manner of pictures over the internet, all in an attempt to rope him into their evil plot and drag his hard-earned reputation into the mud.