The Rivers Peoples Forum (RPF) has called for the immediate arrest and prosecution of Minister of State for Education Nyesom Wike over his comments in Port Harcourt at the weekend, which they say threatens the peace and security of Rivers State and could lead to a breakdown of law and order in the State.
Minister Wike on Saturday at an event in Port Harcourt has said, “ We will make sure they will not sleep again, as they are sleeping now. They will not sleep with their two eyes closed. One eye will be open because they know there is danger.”
RPF in a statement signed by its President, Charles Bekwele described the comments of Wike as a direct threat to the people of Rivers State, that can lead to a breach of security and security agencies must now take steps to curtail the excesses of Nyesom Wike.
“Nyesom Wike must be arrested and prosecuted now for threatening the lives of Rivers people, for threatening the peace and security of Rivers State. Comments like that can easily lead to a breach of peace in the state. The Inspector General of Police, the Director-General State Security Service must act now to arrest and prosecute Wike for threatening the peace and security of the State. Rivers people have had enough of Wike.”
“Since that young man (Wike) was appointed Minister, he has carried on like a demi-god, acting like he’s above the law abusing the people and Governor of the State, the same Governor that nominated him to be appointed minister. That is his business, if he chooses to fight his benefactor, Governor Amaechi that is entirely is headache. However, we will not allow him to destroy the peace in the State because of his petty political fight. He’s not above the law, he’s just a Minister, a deputy minister at that.”
“Wike must be told in clear terms that he cannot threaten the peace and security of Rivers State because he has political ambition. Wike is very free to pursue whatever ambition he has, but must the State collapse because Wike wants to be Governor? How can a minister in this country even talk like that? A minister in the ministry of education, at a time when all the universities in this country are shut down due to a lingering strike action by lecturers, this minister is busy roving all over Rivers State politicking and threatening the peace and security of Rivers State. So, When does Wike have time to find a resolution to the ASUU strike? This is indeed sad for Nigeria.”