Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has knocked his former political associates and allies of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Senator Lee Maeba and Dr Abiye Sekibo for trying to instigate violence in the state.
Speaking at the inauguration of Bori-Kono Road in Baen Community, Khana Local Government Area, Wike said Maeba and Sekibo deliberately violated the state Executive Orders prohibiting the location of political offices in residential areas of the State to instigate violence.
He accused Maeba of abandoning the Bori Town Internal Roads and Luae East-West Road projects awarded to him, slamming the former lawmaker for allegedly selling an oil well awarded to him when he should have grown it into a sustainable investment for the people.
Wike said: “Few days ago, you (Maeba) and Abiye went to Igboukwu Street, D-Line (Port Harcourt) without the approval of government to site a political office.
“We are talking about Executive Orders 21 and 22 that has now been taken over by the law passed by the State House of Assembly. We did not send the Port Harcourt council chairman to bring it (the building ) down. We have the powers.
“If we are violent since you want to try to see whether we are violent or not, we would have shown it. But you’ve been defeated. We have always followed due process and we cannot be violent.”
Speaking further, Wike said the people of Rivers State are ready to listen to his political advice on who to vote for in the 2023 general election.