Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike had called out undisclosed persons who, he said, are orchestrating various covert activities against his government, saying they will face disappointment.
Governor Wike said this at a special thanksgiving service organised to celebrate the appointment of Hon. Justice Simeon Chibuzor Amadi as the Chief Judge of Rivers State, at St. Philip’s Anglican Church, Elibrada Parish, in Emohua on Sunday.
According to a statement issued by the Rivers Government Media Team on Sunday, the governor said none of the plotters against his administration had achieved their plots.
He also defended that part he played in the recent crises within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying some people held secret meetings and use his involvement as an opportunity to plot his downfall.
“Recently, you heard there were some crises in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Everybody who was involved, that plotted everything for my downfall, all are out,” the statement quoted Wike as saying.
“Everyone, that slept, that went to a meeting, planning how they’re going to bring me down, not one survived.”
Wike also claimed that a similar plot was contrived when the former Chief Judge of the State, Justice Adama Iyayi-Lamikanra was to be appointed, but they also failed in their plot.
He wondered why some people would render assistance in the interest of Rivers State and the same people would later start conspiring and even tried plotting against his government.
He said: “When your predecessor, (Justice Iyayi-Lamikanra) was appointed, you have said here that people came to you to say she’s not from Rivers State. Such people are enemies of the State. That is why this country cannot move forward.
“Somebody who has put his or her life serving the state all through her career, making sure that the state moves forward, and at the time of benefits, you now say the person is not from your state. But all the services rendered was for the interest of your state.
“When your predecessor was appointed, people started to conspire, people started to plot against my government.
“Your colleagues, some of them started conspiring. I said, well, what will be will be. I do know that it is God that made me become Governor. Nobody will survive to plot the downfall of my government. Nobody will survive it.”
The governor explained that when Justice Iche Ndu retired as the Chief Judge of the State, the judiciary was plunged into crisis, resulting in the shutting down of the court for some years.
According to Wike, even when the State did not have a substantial chief judge, billions were signed off steadily in the state judiciary.
“You can’t believe it, some registrars were using that opportunity to make money. You can’t believe the kind of houses people at that level could build within that period, and they were found guilty,” he said.