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Despite Threats, Wike’s Men Melt, Flee Obio Akpor LG (Video)


A video capturing a deserted Obio Akpor, the Local Government Area of the minster of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has emerged online underpinning the encroachment of his political base by his successor, Governor Simi Fubara.


In the video, a car belonging to the immediate past LG Chairman, George Ariolu, was seen in the spacious compound while he and his men took to flight after youths in the area chased them away.

A narrator is also heard on the background of the video, confirming that Ariola escaped after surrounding the area with bad boys. He said, “Obia Akpor Local Government is now SIMplified,” in an apparent taunt at the FCT minister, Wike. earlier reported that Rivers State slid into crisis, following the court order recognising the three-man House of Assembly, which quashed the extension of the chairmen’s tenure granted by the 27-member Assembly.

Governor Siminalayi Fubara had maintained that the council chairmen should leave on June 17, saying that the tenure extension was unconstitutional.

However, the chairmen insisted that their tenures had been extended and vowed to continue in office after a High Court sitting in Port-Harcourt, the state capital, ruled that the 27 lawmakers have not defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

There was apprehension as armed youths, suspected to be surveillance workers, were seen in a viral video parading the creeks of riverine local councils.

Tension rose following hints that the governor had sent names of the seven-man caretaker committees for each council to Oko-Jumbo-led lawmakers for screening.

An unidentified leader of the joint task force on anti-bunkering in the Southsouth was seen threatening fire and brimstone in another viral video.

He said he came home with half of his armed men to take over the 23 local government areas, adding that he wanted to escort the caretaker committees members to their various councils.

He drew a battle line with the outgoing chairman of the Ikwerre Local Government Area, Samuel Nwanosike, who had earlier vowed not to vacate his office after June 17.

He said: “We are preparing and we are about to take over the local government areas on Wednesday (tomorrow). We are taking over the 23 local government areas. Let them wait for us. We are coming.

“We will be escorting every local government caretaker. My business is to work for the government and relate with the government to fight crime. I work with the joint task force. I am in charge of anti-bunkering in the Southsouth.

“I am back home with half of my men. We are getting ready for Wednesday. Let all the caretaker get ready to host my boys too. The Chairman of Ikwerre should wait for me.

“I volunteer to come to Ikwerre, wait for us. If your head is hot, we will pour it cold water and it will be cool so that you learn how to respect elders and authority especially the number one citizen”.


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