By Codratus Godson
Port Harcourt: According to an outcry by Governor Nyesom Wika of Rivers State, the APC-controlled FG wants to plant cash on him when next he travels abroad, disgrace him, quiz him with foreign security agents, and create furore at hom to unseat him. He called it the DSP Alamieyeseigha Treatment.
These wee contained in a statement he issued in Port Harcourt on Monday, April 9, 2018. He said the plan would not succeed because God was on his side.
Alamieyeseigha, the former governor of Bayelsa State, was found with huge funds in the UK. He was arrested and detained but he broke free and arrived Nigeria via Cameroon dressed like a woman, only to be impeached by a house of assembly that had been penetrated by the federal government.
Now, Wike says the FG would not only arrest him but would quiz and disgrace him abroad by foreign security agents. Wike spoke through Simeon Nwakaudu, his special assistant on Electronic Media and noted that investigations by the Rivers State Governor revealed the Federal Government was using her security agencies to plan the set-up anytime the governor would travel abroad.
The governor said: “My investigation reveals that the Federal government, using her security agencies, is planning to set me up anytime I travel outside the country. They plan to organise security to storm the hotel I am staying and say they found ‘xyz’ cash in my possession; after which they would say I was arrested for currency trafficking or whatever offences outside the country.
“They will then precipitate crisis in my state and other parts of Nigeria. They will plan demonstrations to demonize me and claim I have gone outside to embarrass the country. The public odium is meant to smear me before my people and other Nigerians. It is unfortunate, wicked and unfair.
Governor Wike said, though he was neither scared nor disturbed over the plot, he felt the need to alert the nation and the world to what he called the ‘evil and dangerous’ dimension politics had degenerated in the country.
He said: “I am using this opportunity to alert the world of the sinister plot. I am a law-abiding citizen of this country and countries I visit in the course of my work or holidays. I have never dabbled into anything illegal. So, any attempt to frame me up on trumped up charges is bound to fail.”
“What they are doing is just cheap politics. They want to intimidate the opposition into silence as they are already doing with their so-called ‘looters’ list’. It won’t work. We can’t all be intimidated. What we expect government at the centre to do is to showcase to the people their lists of achievements; why they should get a second chance. But they have nothing to show; so they are embarking on intimidation and arm-twisting tactics of the opposition.”
Governor Wike said he was sure of resounding victory at the polls in 2019, because he has been serving the people diligently and efficiently.
“My works will speak for me. My projects will speak for. The People of Rivers State will speak for me by voting me back. No shaking,” he said.