The chairman of Ikwerre Local Government Area in Rivers State, Samuel Nwanosike, has accused Governor Sim Fubara of orchestrating the incessant kidnappings in the Federal Capital Territory.
In a video on his X handle on Sunday, Mr Nwanosike said Mr Fubara’s alleged move was to discredit and force the immediate past governor of Rivers and current FCT Minister Nyesom Wike out of office.
“He is paying people to go and tell Abuja that Wike is playing politics in Rivers state that they are doing kidnapping in Abuja,” the Ikwerre chairman told thousands of his supporters at Omerelu community in the video.
“It means that Fubara is part of those supporting the kidnappings in Abuja because he wants Nyesom Wike to leave office. Nyesom Wike will not leave office. Foul!” Mr Nwanosike told his supporters, who responded with excited screams of “foul.”
Mr Nwasonike, who also alleged that the governor had yet to record any achievement since his assumption of office, said since Mr Fubara was paying Chijioke Ihunwo, the chairman of Rivers Youth Council, to insult the FCT minister, he would also continue insulting the governor.
“Fubara is a foolish governor because since he took office May 29, he has done nothing for Rivers people,” said the LG chair.
The local government chairman claimed President Bola Tinubu would not succumb to Mr Fubara’s cheap tactics to remove Mr Wike from office as he is happy with the latter’s performance despite the increased insecurity in the nation’s capital.
“Tinubu is aware of who he appointed, and I’m happy that Tinubu is happy that Nyesom Wike is delivering in the service of democracy,” he stated.
Joe Johnson, Rivers commissioner for information, told Peoples Gazette that he was not aware of the allegations as he was “only hearing it now” but that he would react when he can confirm the statement.
Meanwhile, Mr Wike had, last week, said the exacerbated kidnappings in Abuja were the domino effect of military incursion in Kaduna and Niger states, which had flushed out many bandits from the region.