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Mass resignations of commissioners proof Wike hijacked Rivers govt —G60 lawmakers

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Mass resignations of commissioners proof Wike hijacked Rivers govt —G60 lawmakers

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Federal lawmakers from the opposition group, who go by the name, G-60, have asserted that the mass resignation of commissioners from Governor Sim Fubara’s cabinet in Rivers State suggests that former Governor Nyesom Wike previously took control of the state government and its assets.

The exodus from Governor Sim Fubara’s cabinet began with the resignations of Professor Chinedu Mmon and Gift Worlu, commissioners for Education and Housing respectively, citing a toxic work environment as their reason for leaving.

These resignations follow earlier departures of two other Wike allies, former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Professor Zacchaeus Adangor, and former Commissioner for Finance, Isaac Kamalu.

In response to these developments, the G60 lawmakers, representing the opposition, released a statement condemning Wike’s alleged hijacking of the state government’s resources.

The spokesperson for the group, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, accused Wike of prioritizing personal gain over good governance and dismissed claims of toxic work environments as mere excuses.

The lawmakers went further to characterize Wike’s actions as driven by self-interest, particularly since his loss in the presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2022.

They accused him of resorting to vindictiveness and aligning with questionable political figures to maintain relevance within the party.

Despite the turmoil, the G60 lawmakers expressed support for Governor Fubara’s leadership, praising his commitment to improving the lives of Rivers State residents.

They urged him to remain steadfast in the face of challenges and disregard individuals lacking the moral integrity to serve in his administration.

As tensions continue to simmer in Rivers State, the political landscape remains volatile, with the fallout from these resignations likely to reverberate through both state and national politics.