APC has abandoned governance for Buhari’s succession, Wike alleges

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Nyesom Wike


Votes N2.3b for COVID-19, orders mandatory testing of employees

Governor Nyesom Wike has accused his All Progressives Congress (APC) counterparts, ministers and political office holders of abandoning governance for a succession of President Muhammadu Buhari at the next general elections.

Dismissing speculations on his presidential ambition, the Rivers State chief executive, in a statement yesterday in Port Harcourt by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, refuted the claims in some quarters that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was plagued by 2023 politics.

Wike, who acknowledged that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar had a fundamental right to vie for the party’s ticket again, pointed out that the National Executive Council (NEC) of the political grouping, had not taken a final decision on zoning.He stated that the main opposition party was preoccupied with securing more political offices in the land.

“We will come together to resolve issues, because we are a family. Outsiders cannot do things that will divide us. What we are interested in now is, how we can remain united to take over power from the APC that has failed Nigeria. The APC should not be allowed to continue to keep the country in its present calamitous state. We want to take over to move Nigeria forward,” Wike asserted.

Stressing that he was less concerned for now about who flies the party’s presidential ticket in 2023, the governor, quickly, added that the relevant stakeholders would decide when the time comes.He expressed delight at the professional handling of the PDP gubernatorial primary in Edo State, where Governor Godwin Obaseki emerged the party’s standard-bearer for the September 19,2020 race.

In another development, the state government has voted N2.3 billion to contain the COVID-19pandemic.A lawmaker, who craved anonymity, told CandyNews that the public health emergency fund, already captured in the revised 2020 budget, would underwrite disinfection of public schools, medical supplies, daily temperature checks and personal protective equipment (PPE) when the learning institutions reopen.

The adverse impact of the disease on the prices of crude oil at the international market, and the entire global economy, had forced the Wike administration to review downward the size of the appropriation document from N530 billion to N300 billion.

Also yesterday, the Rivers helmsman ordered employees of the Government House to undergo mandatory tests, as infected persons hit 1,056 in the state.He gave the directive while receiving three ambulances from the Executive Director of BUA Foundation, Khalifa Rabiu, in Port Harcourt to boost the ongoing COVID-19 fight in the South South state.

In his remarks, the Commissioner for Health, Professor Princewill Chike said 3,434 samples had been tested, adding that the state treatment centre had successfully managed and discharged 584 patients.

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  • Hope Meneboo June 30, 2020 11:43:40 PM
    Thanks for your information candy news
  • Olowo Christopher June 30, 2020 11:38:56 PM
    Dismissing speculations on his presidential ambition, the Rivers State chief executive, in a statement yesterday in Port Harcourt by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, refuted the claims in some quarters that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was plagued by 2023 politics.
  • Goodnews Coker June 30, 2020 11:21:00 PM
    Please Governor Ezebunwe Nyesom Wike develop our riverine community, leave APC alone
  • Betsy Lawson June 30, 2020 10:40:56 PM
    Wike, who acknowledged that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar had a fundamental right to vie for the party’s ticket again, pointed out that the National Executive Council (NEC) of the political grouping, had not taken a final decision on zoning.He stated that the main opposition party was preoccupied with securing more political offices in the land.
  • Akumbe Oyinkepreye June 30, 2020 10:39:54 PM
    If someone like Wike becomes president, will it not be good? That is of he won't be influenced sha
  • Kingsley George Orobor June 30, 2020 10:31:20 PM
    Governor Nyesom Wike has accused his All Progressives Congress (APC) counterparts, ministers and political office holders of abandoning governance for a succession of President Muhammadu Buhari at the next general elections.
  • Oluwabunmi Oloruntobi June 30, 2020 10:22:48 PM
    Leave a commentthank u for the update nice information
  • Weichen Hung June 30, 2020 10:16:08 PM
    Thanks candy news for this information impressive and
  • Bankole Stephen June 30, 2020 10:11:33 PM
    Thanks for the information, candy news is the best
  • Ajadi Tofunmi June 30, 2020 10:11:30 PM
    They should always fond a way to be in peace with eachother
  • Godspower SorlebaBari June 30, 2020 10:11:22 PM
    Thanks for the information candy news
  • Bamgbose Kehinde olaitan June 30, 2020 09:48:39 PM
    Thanks for the news and update candynews
  • Bamgbose Kehinde olaitan June 30, 2020 09:48:29 PM
    Thanks for the news and update candynews
  • Okorie Mary June 30, 2020 09:48:05 PM
    Politicians should also know that they are also family
  • Fidelia Efozia June 30, 2020 09:47:38 PM
    Wike of Rivers state, always finding something on APC as a party. He should concentrate in governing Rivers state and making his party PDP improve.
  • Nelly Nyityo June 30, 2020 09:44:21 PM
    Thank you candynews this information
  • Confidence Akari June 30, 2020 09:27:23 PM
    The adverse impact of the disease on the prices of crude oil at the international market, and the entire global economy, had forced the Wike administration to review downward the size of the appropriation document from N530 billion to N300 billion.
  • Precious Victor June 30, 2020 09:19:55 PM
    In his head and you are u know I
  • Joseph Odey June 30, 2020 08:59:02 PM
    Sincerely speaking you are right ...Mr governor
  • Elizabeth Ferdinand June 30, 2020 08:57:12 PM
    Dismissing speculations on his presidential ambition, the Rivers State chief executive
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