The Deputy Governor of Rivers State, Dr Mrs Ipalibo Harry, has urged Rivers people to discountenance the criticisms of the APC and former Governor Rotimi Amaechi which, she said, are the antics of a drowning politician.
Dr Banigo, who described Governor Nyesom Wike as the Joshua of the time, said it is unfortunate that rather than applaud Gov Wike for sticking out his neck against all odds to defend the interest of the Rivers people, some politicians in the cloak of the APC have decided to launch a campaign of calumny against the governor.
The Deputy Governor who stated this yesterday in Government House Port Harcourt, said: “Let right thinking Rivers people judge this. A governor who decides to promote the independence of the Judiciary by building houses for Judges to retire to, a governor who came to open the Courts that were placed under lock and keys for over a year, a governor that followed due process in the appointment of Chief Judges, a governor who provided cars for Judges and Magistrates, constructed new buildings for the Judiciary, a governor who releases the budget of the Judiciary as a first line charge for the Judiciary to have financial autonomy and a former governor who shut the doors of the Judiciary for over one year who is better”.
She said It’s unfortunate that former Governor Amaechi who is one of the greatest beneficiaries of the Judiciary has turned out to be the greatest critic of the Judiciary. “How else can one explain his criticism of Hon Justice Walter Onnoghen for coming to perform the Ground Breaking Ceremony of Judges Quarters in Port Harcourt last week”? the Deputy Governor stressed.
She said in other states of the federation those who lost elections have come to terms with reality and are joining hands with the government of the day to foster unity and development.