The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State, yesterday, slammed Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike over his outburst against Governor David Umahi’s Abuja High Court verdict.
The APC state chairman, Stanley Okoro Emegha who stated this in a statement, retorted that Wike’s statement was reckless and an affront on the Judiciary.
Emegha, was reacting to media reports credited to Wike who was quoted as saying he was one of the forces behind the ruling of an Abuja High Court, which ordered for the sack of Umahi and his deputy, Kelechi Igwe from office for defecting to APC from the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP).
The APC Chairman advised Wike to leave Umahi alone and focus on solving the many problems bedeviling his State.
Stating; “The attention of the Ebonyi State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) has been drawn to the reckless outburst of the primitive Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike.
“The Rivers State Governor was reacting to the very unjust and widely condemnable Federal High Court ruling which recently sacked Governor Umahi and his Deputy, Dr. Kelechi Igwe”.
The state APC chairman further noted that; “after listening to Governor Wike’s reckless tirades against Governor Umahi, which is very characteristic of him, the Ebonyi APC feels obligated to reply the garrulous, highly pompous but poorly performing Governor of Rivers State, and to place him where he rightly belongs’’.
He maintained that there is no comparison between the ‘widely rated performing Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, and the ‘power-drunk’ Wike in any area’.
Adding: “Governor Umahi has clearly surpassed the sleeping Governor of Rivers state in all indices of performance both in private life and in public service.
“It speaks to the malaise in the Nigeria judiciary, and further lends credible credence to the insinuations that our judicial system are indeed being manipulated by some powerful forces against the ordinary Nigerians.”
Emegha reinstate that Umahi has since appealed the judgement of the Federal High Court Abuja, even as he expressed hope that the appellate Courts will upturn the ruling of the lower court as it is not in consonance with any of the already established legal precedents on the issue of defection in the country.